British wildlife recordings

Lullula arborea : Woodlark - Alaudidae

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    W1CDR0001377 BD6

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  • Recording locations

    OS Grid Reference(303500,565500)

  • Recordist

    Shove, Lawrence

  • Species

    Woodlark, Lullula arborea

  • Description

    This is a recording of the song of the woodlark. The woodlark is currently classed as a Red List species and is specially protected under section 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Most resident populations are confined to southwest and southern England, although breeding populations have begun appearing in parts of eastern England. It prefers open areas such as recently grazed heathland and open woodland, habitats which are becoming increasingly rare, and so may explain why the species has suffered such significant population decreases. Although a rare sight for much of Britain, woodlarks can be identified by their patterned brown and white plumage, melodic, sweet song and distinct ‘titloo-eet’ call.

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