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Sonoran Desert Birds

 

 

Horned lark - (Eremophila alpestris)

Size: 7.5 inches
Overall Color: grayish brown
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds, insect, spiders
Nest: depression on ground
Field Identification: black facial marks, black forehead with black horns, black bib
Season: year-round

Horned lark
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae (lark)
Genus: Eremophila
species: alpestris

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