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Horned lark (female) - (Eremophila alpestris)

Size: 7.5 inches
Overall Color: grayish brown
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds, insect, spiders
Nest: depression on ground
Field Identification: a sparrrow like bird with brownish wings and tail, white belly, black face mask and crown and neck band
Season: year-round

Horned lark (female)
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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