The trill of the skylark is a common sound in open areas of New Zealand, such as dunes or tussock grasslands. The female skylark builds the nest, but both parents feed the young. This adult skylark – at Birdlings Flat, Banks Peninsula – has a raised head crest, a sign of alertness.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Peter Morrison
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Sound file from the Department of Conservation