Definition of shorelark in English:

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shorelark

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːlɑːk/

noun

A widespread lark of open country, especially the Arctic and mountains, the male having a black and white head pattern and two small black horn-like crests.
  • Genus Eremophila, family Alaudidae: two species, in particular E. alpestris. North American name: horned lark.
Example sentences
  • In this respect they have behaved in much the same way as shorelarks, while waxwings also have become much more frequent visitors from Scandinavia in the same period.
  • The Norfolk coast, renowned for its wealth of wintering wildfowl and waders, continues to attract parties of ever-elusive and enigmatic shorelarks.
  • During the winter of 1992, shorelarks appeared at Benacre, Breydon Water, Blakeney Point and Titchwell.

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