Common Skylark

One of the birds I love hearing singing is the Common Skylark, also known as the English Skylark. This species was introduced from Britain in the 1850s and it has spread throughout south eastern Australia. While it is widespread my experience of this species is that it is not abundant anywhere but present in small numbers over a wide area. I could be wrong.

This species is partly migratory here in Australia. I mainly hear it singing high in the air near our house in the winter and early spring months. I can’t recall it singing in the summer around here. Over recent weeks I have been hearing several of them singing in the paddock opposite our driveway. I have only seen this species on a handful of occasions so I don’t have a photo.

To see an excellent photo taken by someone else, click here.


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