Also known as: Shore Lark
18-20 cm (7-8") Common throughout North America in open country; barren fields, plains, golf courses, roadsides, airports, lakeshores.
This thin-billed brown ground bird has a distinctive black and yellow (or white) head pattern. Black forehead extends back to form horns which are not always visible. Broad black line below eye. Black bib.
In flight; note white underwings and white edges of dark tail.
Song: tinkling on ground and in flight.