From Ohio History Central
|Scientific Name:||Eremophila alpestris|
|Habitat:||Open, desolate areas such as prairies, open fields, golf courses, strip mines and airports|
|Adult Weight:||1.25 - 1.75 oz.|
|Adult Body Length:||7 - 8 inches|
|Nesting Period:||March - April|
|Broods Per Year:||1|
|Foods:||Mainly seeds and insects|
The horned lark is the first songbird to nest in Ohio in the spring.
The horned lark, like other prairie birds, did not expand their range into Ohio until the 1880s. Their range grew rapidly.
By 1900, they were common residents in the northern and western counties of Ohio. As habitats changed, so did their range. Horned larks can be found throughout the state, but are uncommon in the northeastern and unglaciated portions of the state.
- Peterjohn, John. The Birds of Ohio; Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN; 1989.