Eurasian Skylark
Alauda arvensis

– small passerine, slightly larger than a sparrow
– diurnal/nocturnal migrant
– migrates singly or (more regularly) in small to large, rather loose flocks
– very vocal

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Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis, AD
BIF0253, 20/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF254_MPU_I1Q2308_130320_eskylark_d_hof
Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis, AD
BIF0254, 20/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis, AD
BIF0255, 20/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF256_MPU_I1Q2325_130320_eskylark_d_hof
Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis, AD
BIF0256, 20/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis, AD
BIF2872, 30/07/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis, 1CY
BIF0522, 24/07/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis, 1CY
BIF0523, 24/07/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis
BIF2873, 19/10/2013, Wermsdorf, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF257_MPU_I1Q2178_130317_eskylark_d_hof
Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis, AD
BIF0257, 17/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis
BIF0253, 22/11/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Skylark Alauda a. arvensis
BIF2874, 30/07/2013, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

voice:
– lark flight calls are amongst the rather difficult calls to distinguish
– Eurasian Skylarks utter different calls on migration, not seldom even sing
– most frequent to hear are these three:
1
– a hard, rolling, atonal two-syllable call of 0,15s length
– the call consists of two different trills, the second almost twice as long (longer elements)
2
– a series of 5-15, partly different, narrow modulated elements with harmonic partials
3
– a piercing, fast modulated downslur of 0,2-0,25s length


Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis, calls during migration
– detail –
BIF0002, 25/10/2008, Greifswalder Oie, Germany, Patrick Franke

Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis, calls during migration
– overview –
BIF0002, 25/10/2008, Greifswalder Oie, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis, calls in flight
BIF0766, 26/07/2017, Krienke, Germany, Patrick Franke
– quite often, breeding birds mark their territory against passing migrants


Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis, calls in flight
– detail –
BIF2984, 22/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke

Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis, calls in flight
– overview –
BIF2984, 22/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke

Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis, calls during migration
Common Blackbird Turdus m. merula, calls during migration
Redwing Turdus i. iliacus, calls during migration

BIF2985, 11/03/2018, North Sea, offshore, Patrick Franke

comparison species:
Crested Lark
Woodlark
Redwing
Song Thrush

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