Anthus Spraguei
Skylark Sky"lark`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A lark that mounts and sings as it files, especially the common species ({Alauda arvensis}) found in Europe and in some parts of Asia, and celebrated for its melodious song; -- called also {sky laverock}. See under {Lark}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Australian skylark ({Cincloramphus cantillans}) is a pipit which has the habit of ascending perpendicularly like a skylark, but it lacks the song of a true lark. The Missouri skylark is a pipit ({Anthus Spraguei}) of the Western United States, resembling the skylark in habit and song. [1913 Webster]


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  • Anthus Spraguei — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus obscurus — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus Pensilvanicus — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus pratensis — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus trivialis — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • American skylark — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow pipit — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipit — Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pipit larks — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock pipit — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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