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|Horned lark (Eremophila alpestris)|
F. Boie, 1828
The bird genus Eremophila comprises the two horned larks.
Taxonomy and systematics
|Image||Scientific name||Common Name||Distribution|
|Eremophila alpestris||Horned lark||Europe|
|Eremophila bilopha||Temminck's lark||Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and Western Sahara|
There is at least one fossil species included in this genus:
Unlike most other larks, these are distinctive looking species with striking head and face patterns, black and white in Temminck's lark and black and yellow in most horned larks. In the summer males of both species have black "horns", which give these larks their alternative names.
Distribution and habitat
These are larks of open country which nest on the ground. The migratory horned lark breeds across much of northern North America, Europe and Asia and in the mountains of Europe. Temminck's lark is mainly a resident breeding species across much of north Africa, through northern Arabia to western Iraq.
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