[Three Hundred Animals Contents]
IS smaller than the Sky-Lark, and his voice deeper. The general character of the kind is found again in this bird, but the difference consists chiefly in his having a circle of white feathers encompassing the head, from eye to eye, like a crown or wreath, and the utmost feather of the wing being much shorter than the second, whereas in the common Lark they are nearly equal. This bird sometimes emulates the nightingale, and when pouring his sweet melody in the grove, during a silent night, he is often mistaken for Philomela herself. These birds sit and perch upon trees, which habit the common Lark has not, being always found on the ground.