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Taxonomically, Mirafra Colmansi (Irish Lark) bears no relation to the avian shown in your photograph. The Irish Lark, apart from its very active mating periods, is pink, not yellow.

According to wikipedia, the Irish Lark has a high-pitched mating call 'eeetiii - eetiii' sometimes referred to as the 'bog-whine'. Extravagant songs and display flights are also common. Like all larks, there is a willingness to expand in anthropogenic habitats.

Most larks are dull in appearance and feed on insects and seeds. They are rarely egrarious.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 08:56:44 AM EST
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They are rarely egrarious.

egrarious: cross between gregarious (flocking together) and egregious (standing out from the flock).

It follows that, if the lark is rarely egregious, it mostly pals up with other larks. If rarely gregarious, it's a loner.

Contradictory bird. (Irish?)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 09:18:45 AM EST
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I will lay a Reith at the Tomb of St. Typos ;-)

But now you come to analyse it, it does contain an insight into the Irish Lark.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 09:33:43 AM EST
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