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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.
- ‘Above the tree line, alpine accentors, alpine choughs and shorelarks, as well as water pipits, ravens and golden eagles, are found.’
- ‘The Norfolk coast, renowned for its wealth of wintering wildfowl and waders, continues to attract parties of ever-elusive and enigmatic shorelarks.’
- ‘Norfolk is the best wintering county in the UK for shorelarks and small flocks could found at Snettisham, Holkham Gap and Caister-on-Sea.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘During the winter of 1992, shorelarks appeared at Benacre, Breydon Water, Blakeney Point and Titchwell.’
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