Horned Lark

Eremophila alpestris - Alouette haussecol

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Alaudidés

  • Genus
    :

    Eremophila

  • Species
    :

    alpestris

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 17 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 31 à 35 cm.
  • Weight
    : 33 à 45 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) is a species of bird in the Alaudidae family.

Subspecific information 42 Subspecies

  • Eremophila alpestris arcticola (n Alaska to British Columbia. w Canada.)
  • Eremophila alpestris hoyti (n Canada)
  • Eremophila alpestris alpestris (e Canada)
  • Eremophila alpestris merrilli (w coast of Canada and USA)
  • Eremophila alpestris strigata (coastal s British Columbia. w Canada. to coastal Oregon (w USA))
  • Eremophila alpestris alpina (mts. of w Washington. nw USA.)
  • Eremophila alpestris lamprochroma (inland mts. of w USA)
  • Eremophila alpestris leucolaema (s Alberta. sw Canada. through nc and c USA)
  • Eremophila alpestris enthymia (sc Canada to Oklahoma and Texas. c USA.)
  • Eremophila alpestris praticola (se Canada, ne and ec USA)
  • Eremophila alpestris sierrae (mountains of ne California. w USA.)
  • Eremophila alpestris rubea (c California. w USA.)
  • Eremophila alpestris utahensis (mountains of wc USA)
  • Eremophila alpestris insularis (islands off s California. w USA.)
  • Eremophila alpestris actia (coastal mountains of s California. w USA. and n Baja California (nw Mexico))
  • Eremophila alpestris ammophila (deserts of se California and sw Nevada. sw USA.)
  • Eremophila alpestris leucansiptila (deserts of s Nevada, w Arizona. sw USA. and nw Mexico)
  • Eremophila alpestris occidentalis (n Arizona to c New Mexico. sw USA.)
  • Eremophila alpestris adusta (s Arizona and s New Mexico. sw USA. , nc Mexico?)
  • Eremophila alpestris enertera (c Baja California. nw Mexico.)
  • Eremophila alpestris giraudi (coastal sc USA and ne Mexico)
  • Eremophila alpestris aphrasta (Chihuahua and Durango. nw Mexico.)
  • Eremophila alpestris lactea (Coahuila. nc Mexico.)
  • Eremophila alpestris diaphora (s Coahuila to ne Puebla. nc and e Mexico.)
  • Eremophila alpestris chrysolaema (wc to ec Mexico)
  • Eremophila alpestris oaxacae (s Mexico)
  • Eremophila alpestris peregrina (Colombia)
  • Eremophila alpestris flava (n Europe and n Asia)
  • Eremophila alpestris brandti (se European Russia to w Mongolia and n China)
  • Eremophila alpestris atlas (Morocco)
  • Eremophila alpestris balcanica (s Balkans and Greece)
  • Eremophila alpestris kumerloevei (w and c Asia Minor)
  • Eremophila alpestris penicillata (e Turkey and the Caucasus to Iran)
  • Eremophila alpestris bicornis (Lebanon to Israel/Syria border)
  • Eremophila alpestris albigula (ne Iran and Turkmenistan to nw Pakistan)
  • Eremophila alpestris argalea (extreme w China)
  • Eremophila alpestris teleschowi (w and wc China)
  • Eremophila alpestris przewalskii (n Qinghai. wc China.)
  • Eremophila alpestris nigrifrons (ne Qinghai. wc China.)
  • Eremophila alpestris longirostris (ne Pakistan and w Himalayas)
  • Eremophila alpestris elwesi (s and e Tibetan Plateau)
  • Eremophila alpestris khamensis (sw and sc China)

Foreign names

  • Alouette haussecol,
  • Alondra Cornuda,
  • Calhandra-cornuda,
  • Ohrenlerche,
  • Havasi fülespacsirta,
  • Strandleeuwerik,
  • Allodola golagialla,
  • Berglärka,
  • Fjellerke,
  • uškárik vrchovský,
  • skřivan ouškatý,
  • Bjerglærke,
  • tunturikiuru,
  • alosa banyuda,
  • Fjallalævirki,
  • górniczek (zwyczajny),
  • ausainais cīrulis,
  • uhati škrjanec,
  • Рогатый жаворонок,
  • ハマヒバリ,
  • 角百灵,
  • 角百靈,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Shrubland : Boreal, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subarctic, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Sand Dunes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland

Geographic range

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