The picture of this Horned Lark was taken at Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County, New York The picture of this Horned Lark was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender. Horned Larks inhabit an extensive elevation range, from sea level to an altitude of 13,000 feet.
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The only true lark native to North America, the Horned Lark is a common, widespread bird of open country. Adult Horned Larks eat primarily weed and grass seeds, but they feed insects to their young. In the open areas of western North America, Horned Larks are among the bird species most often killed by wind turbines.