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The Common Lark (Alauda arvensis) is a passerine bird of the family Alaudidae, characterized by: a general brown-brown color, except in the belly, which is white; a whitish band along the outer edges of the wings; two black spots on the tail; and a crest on the head.

It is distributed throughout Europe except in Iceland, Asia and the mountains of North Africa; but eastern populations are more migratory, moving further south in winter;

Its nest is in a herbaceous cup, with a sharp, short, melodic claim.

Its nest is in herbaceous cup, on the ground, containing three to five eggs laid in two or three clutches from April to July.

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It feeds on seeds, shoots and insects.

The Eurasian skylark arvensis) is a small passerine bird species. It is a wide-spread species found across Europe and Asia with introduced populations in many other parts of the world. The genus name is from the Latin alauda, ​​"lark". Pliny thought the word was originally from Celtic origin. The specific arvensis is Latin, and means "of the field."

Like most other larks, the Eurasian skylark is a rather dull-looking species on the ground, being brown above and paler below. It has a short blunt crest on the head, which can be raised and lowered. In flight it shows a short tail and short broad wings. The tail and the rear edge of the wings are edged with white, which are visible when the bird is flying away, but not if it is heading toward the observer. The Eurasian skylark has sturdy legs and spends much time on the ground foraging for seeds, supplemented with insects in the breeding season. (Wikipedia:

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