Name: Woodlark

Scientific name: Lullula arborea

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 80

What are nature stars?

About: A shy secretive bird that can be found on open heathland areas in the south and east of England.  Woodlarks eat seeds and insects and will often use scattered trees as song or lookout posts.

How to identify: Brown, almost stripy appearance with a buff white eye stripe and a spiky crest on the head. The woodlark has an unusually short tail.

Where: Southern and eastern England

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 50
  • Rarity: 70
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: Woodlarks nest on the ground, usually hiding their nests in a clump of heather or a grassy tussock.

Photograph credit: Stefan Johansson

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