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Definition: Chondestes grammacus
, n. [OE. larke, laverock, AS. l[=a]werce; akin to D.
leeuwerik, LG. lewerke, OHG. l[=e]rahha, G. lerche, Sw.
l["a]rka, Dan. lerke, Icel. l[ae]virki.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus
and allied genera (family Alaudid[ae]
mostly belong to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. In
America they are represented by the shore larks, or horned
larks, of the genus Otocoris
. The true larks have
holaspidean tarsi, very long hind claws, and, usually, dull,
sandy brown colors.
Note: The European skylark, or lark of the poets (Alauda arvensis
), is of a brown mottled color, and is noted
for its clear and sweet song, uttered as it rises and
descends almost perpendicularly in the air. It is
considered a table delicacy, and immense numbers are
killed for the markets. Other well-known European
species are the crested, or tufted, lark (Alauda cristata
), and the wood lark (Alauda arborea
pipits, or titlarks, of the genus Anthus
) are often called larks. See Pipit
The American meadow larks, of the genus Sturnella
are allied to the starlings. See Meadow Lark
Australian bush lark is Mirafra Horsfieldii
(Zo["o]l.), a fringilline bird (Calamospiza melanocorys
) found on the plains of the Western United
(Zo["o]l.), a sparrow (Chondestes grammacus
), found in the Mississippi Valley and the
Western United States.