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Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday's Foto

In the book "100 Birds and How They Got Their Names", author Diana Wells defines the Horned Lark's scientific name (Eremophila alpestris) as, "loving mountain solitude". Who doesn't love a little mountain solitude, but in actuality North America's only native lark specie's preferred habitat is open ground, ie. fields, prairies, shores and tundra. In Brooklyn find them overwintering along the runways and grasslands of Floyd Bennett Field, sometimes associating with American Pipits, Snow Buntings and the occasional Lapland Longspur.


Rick Wright said...

Lovely photo!
Wells is a cute little book, but hardly to be relied on. Eremophila = lover of the desert sands.

Akira Kurosawa said...

who doesnt love some mountain solitude!?>

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