Horned Lark


The Horned Lark is a small songbird with a dark facial mask and a dark breast band. The ‘horns’ are two little tufts of black feathers on the head. Horned Larks are found around the world, with a great number of subspecies. Three subspecies with distinct coloration and markings breed: the Streaked Horned Lark, the Pallid Horned Lark, and the Dusky Horned Lark. Horned Larks have reddish-brown upperparts streaked with dark brown, pale underparts, and a yellow face and breast. Females are duller in coloration. Immatures are dark with light spots. Overhead, the dark tail with narrow white edges is evident.