The woodlark is a streaky brown bird, with a buffy-white eye-stripe which meets across the nape. It has a well-developed crest on its crown which is not always conspicuous. In flight the peculiarly short tail and broad, rounded wings are noticeable and the deeply undulating flight with closed wing glides is characteristic.
Some UK breeding birds spend the winter on the continent. Woodlarks are listed under Schedule 1 of The Wildlife and Countryside Act.
What they eat:
Seeds and insects.
- UK breeding:
- 3,100 pairs