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Woodlark Bird

Identification of Woodlark Bird

Woodlark Bird 1 Length: 14-15cm Wingspan: 30-36cm Call: "dudlooee"

Woodlark Bird is smaller and slimmer than the Skylark, with a distinctively short-tailed appearance in flight. It lacks any white on the trailing edge of the wing, but has a broad pale bar on the tips of the primary coverts. The tail feathers are white-tipped, forming a transverse bar. The upperparts of Woodlark Bird are neatly and boldly streaked black on a warm brown ground colour, the head is boldly patterned with a long, whitish supercilium that joins at the rear of the crown, the cheeks are rufous-brown with a dark surround and the bill is rather slender. The chest is warm buff with clear black streaks forming a breast band, and the remainder of the underparts are white.

Habitat of Woodlark Bird

Woodlark Bird occupies quite a variety of habitats across Europe, but seems to require a mosaic of short grass for feeding, longer vegetation such as heather for nesting, with scattered bushes and small trees for perches and song posts. Woodlark Bird can be found on sandy or well-drained soils, in clearings in open pine or broadleaved forest, young plantations, heaths, moors, parkland, weedy derelict fields, partly scrubby mountainsides, forest edge, burnt areas, dunes and cork oak dehesas. In winter it ranges more widely and can be found in stubble fields, although it is less gregarious than otherlark species.

Song / Call of Woodlark Bird

One of the most beautiful and enchanting songs, delivered from the ground, a prominent perch or in a song flight. The song of Woodlark Bird is clearly broken into phrases, each lasting 1.5-4 seconds with clear pauses between of 1-2 seconds, and introduced by two or three slower hesitant notes followed by a descending cadence of several varying fluty notes, such as "dlui-dlui' dlui'dlui'dlui'dlui","tit'tit'tit'toodle'toodle'toodle", "chi'chi-uue'tuue'tuue'tuue'tuue", etc. The call note, given as an alarm or contact note, is a one- to three-syllable "tid'loo-eet", "dudlooee" and "dlewee-dlewee".