Horned Lark

brown, black and yellow horned lark perched on twigs
Horned Lark. ©Tim Hauf, timhaufphotography.com.

Quick Facts
Type: Bird

Diet: Omnivore: Seeds, insects

Average lifespan: Unknown

Average size: Length: 6–8 in.; Wingspan: 1–-13 in.

Average weight: 1–2 oz.

Did You Know?
Female horned larks build their nests on the ground and surround them with small stones, pebbles, or clods of dirt, in order to create a kind of "paved" area. Researchers are still unsure as to the purpose of "paving."

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Horned Lark

Last updated: November 9, 2018