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Horned Lark Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
 
General Information
- Thin bill
- Black mask, horns and breastband
- White or yellow supercilium
- White or yellow throat
- Gray-brown upperparts
- Pale underparts
- Black tail with white outer tail feathers
- Dark legs
- Juvenile is duller, lacks horns
- Inhabits open areas with short or sparse vegetation
- Often found in large flocks

Similar species
The face pattern of the Horned Lark is quite different from other field-loving species
 
 
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