skylark

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skylark,

common name for a passerine songbird (Alauda arvensis) famous for the soaring, melodious flight of the courting male. Found in Europe (except in the Mediterranean area), it is 7 1-4 in. (18.2 cm) long, brown streaked with black above, and streaked buff-white below. Skylarks were a table delicacy in Europe. Attempts to introduce the bird into North America have failed, except on Vancouver Island. Skylarks are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Alaudidae.
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skylark

1. an Old World lark, Alauda arvensis, noted for singing while hovering at a great height
2. any of various Australian larks
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Quantitative comparison of two methods of assessing diet of nestling skylarks (Alauda arvensis).
A population study of Skylarks Alauda arvensis. Ibis 167:466-492.
Alauda arvensis, Calandrella rufescens, Haliaeetus albicilla, Ptyonoprogne rupestris and Turdus philomelos species reported to be local residents by Jonnson (2006) were found to be summer migrants, while Buteo buteo, reported to be summer migrant, was found to be local resident.