What is Lark?

A Celtic word came to Latin as alaudŭla, and then to Castilian as lark. The term is used to name a bird that belongs to the aláudidos family group.

The order in which the skylark, on the other hand, is called belongs passerines and is so large that it includes more than 50% of all species of birds known. In everyday speech, it is common for all of them to be mentioned simply as “birds,” “songbirds,” or “songbirds.”

The name of this order has its origin in the Latin term Passer, which can be translated as sparrow; therefore, when observing the etymology of passerine we understand that these are birds “that have the shape of sparrows”. Since it covers so many species, it was necessary to divide it into the following three suborders: Tyranni, Passeri and Acanthisitti. The first two are the most important, while the last is less extensive.

Larks usually measure between ten and little more than twenty centimeters. They have a brown head and body, while the belly is lighter. As a peculiarity, it can be mentioned that, on the posterior finger, they usually present an extensive and straight claw.

The lark’s plumage is very colorful, and this is something that many plastic artists reflect in their paintings. Although it is not a particularly colorful bird, the designs that can be seen along its body are very striking and combine different shades of brown, with a truly pleasing result to the eye.

Grains, seeds, and insects are part of your diet. For this reason, larks usually inhabit areas close to crops. Depending on the species, these birds may have long beaks to dig for food or more appropriate beaks to break the seeds.

Known for their singing, considered by many to be extravagant, the larks begin their activities when the sun rises; once the sun begins to set, they begin their rest. This is very common in daytime birds, which wake up very early and maintain a strict routine.

The lark nests in the ground and during spawning they can lay up to six eggs, with a minimum of two. Among the characteristics of their behavior, it should be noted that the specimens usually fight within the framework of sexual courtship.

Regarding the lark’s habitat, it encompasses the Australian, Palearctic, Indomalaya and Afrotropical ecozones, with the only exception of the horned lark (Eremophila alpestris), which prefers the Neartic ecozone. Broadly speaking, we can say that these species of the family of the aláudidos are distributed in arid or semi-arid areas.

It is important to understand that there are many species of larks, so not all of them have the same physical characteristics, but are framed within a certain range of possible traits. Within the long list of species we find the Chonay Lark, the Singing, the White-winged, the Williams, the clapping cinnamon, the flattened, the tawny, the Burmese, the Sidamo, and the black-eared. Some of them were discovered in the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, but most date from the nineteenth.

Lark is also a feminine name that is used in several Spanish – speaking countries. A Mexican singer born in 1964 (Alondra) and a British-Spanish singer-songwriter who was born in 1983 (Alondra Bentley) are some of the personalities who share this name.

A soap opera produced in Mexico that aired in 1995, finally, was titled “Lark. ” The series, which was based on a work created by Yolanda Vargas Dulché de la Parra (1926 – 1999), told the story of a young woman from a wealthy family who had a liberal behavior and little in keeping with her social environment.