slighty crested; long pale legs; facial markings (Spain; 2006-06-10)

Eurasian Skylark
Alauda arvensis

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: a plain bird with an inconspicuous crest; gets its name from the male's habit of doing an exuberant "song flight" during the mating season.

dorsal view; streaked brown upperparts; darker tail (Spain; 2006-06-10)

issuing its flight song with a fluttering flourish (Spain; 2006-06-10)