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Lark Sparrow Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: One of the most elegant and beautiful sparrow species for me, Lark Sparrows are one that I don't regularly see.  My favorite photo below shows one perched on a piece of granite on a VERY hot July day. It may look like the bird is singing, but in fact it just a posture many birds take when trying to deal with heat, given they don't perspire or have other ways to cool down. From July 3rd, 2005 at Perry Nature Area near Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus

Lark Sparrow 1 - Chondestes grammacus Lark Sparrow 2 - Chondestes grammacus Lark Sparrow 3 - Chondestes grammacus Lark Sparrow 4 - Chondestes grammacus

Lark Sparrow 1

July 3rd, 2005

Perry Nature Area near Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Lark Sparrow 2

July 23rd, 2011

North Cave Hills, Harding County, South Dakota

Lark Sparrow 3

July 23rd, 2011

North Cave Hills, Harding County, South Dakota

Lark Sparrow 4

July 23rd, 2011

North Cave Hills, Harding County, South Dakota

Lark Sparrow 5 - Chondestes grammacus

Lark Sparrow 6 - Chondestes grammacus

Lark Sparrow 7 - Chondestes grammacus

 

Lark Sparrow 5

July 23rd, 2011

North Cave Hills, Harding County, South Dakota

Lark Sparrow 6

July 23rd, 2011

North Cave Hills, Harding County, South Dakota

Lark Sparrow 7

July 11th, 2020

McCook County, South Dakota

 

Click here for the species description page for the Lark Sparrow


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