21 x 31.5 inches
Bird Alphabet N is for Skylark Alauda arvensis
Skylark Alauda arvensis Birds - brown-speckled European lark noted for singing while hovering at a great height. They are birds of open farmland and heath. They are known throughout their range for the song of the male birds, which is delivered in hovering flight from heights of 50 to 100 meters, when a bird itself may be appear to be just a dot in the sky from the ground. The song generally lasts 2 to 3 minutes, but it tends to last longer later in the season. The males have broader wings than the females. This adaptation for more efficient hovering flight has probably evolved owing to female birds' preference for males that hover and sing for longer periods - probably as an indicator of overall fitness.
Like most other larks, the Skylark is a rather dull-looking species on the ground being mainly brown above and paler below. They have a short blunt crest on their heads, which can be raised or lowered. In flight they show a short tail and short broad wings. The tail and the rear edge of the wings are edged with white, which are visible when they are flying away, but not if they are flying towards the observer. They spend a lot of time on the ground looking for food and they have sturdy legs. They feed on seeds supplemented with insects in the breeding season.
The skylark makes a grass nest on the ground. Generally the nests are very difficult to find, hidden between foliage. 3 to 6 eggs are laid in June. A second or third brood may be started later in the year. The eggs are yellow/white with brownish/purple spots mainly at the large end.
About Alphabirds Poster:
This poster was printed on museum quality fine poster paper, using professional, full color offset printing. This poster is part of a limited edition that was printed in 1996. The original artwork was painted on one piece of watercolor paper.
There is protective varnish on each bird alphabet letter.
This poster is a perfect gift for a baby shower, birthday, and for anybody in all ages who love birds and nature. It is educational as well as artistically attractive. Ideal for a school classroom or student's room.
For a limited time, your poster will come with the artist's signature with no extra cost to you.
This poster is unframed and unmatted, and comes rolled up and will be shipped in a sturdy cardboard shipping tube. Remember you are paying for a high quality poster. These posters lay flat and have never been rolled. They will only be rolled at the time of purchase and usually only spend at the most 3-5 days in the Shipping Tube during shipment.
About the artist, Yong Chen:
In China, Yong Chen grew up in a village with a strong cultural and artistic tradition. He have been drawing and painting nearly every day since he was four years old.
As a young adult, he explored different forms of art. I was a violinist, a song-writer and a passionate young poet. Yong found that, whether the final product was a poem, a song or a picture, the creative process was the same. Each was a means for him to express the emotions he feels through the relationship of people to nature.
Yong Chen is a children's book illustrator/author. His published children's books include: A Gift, Finding Joy, Miz Fannie Mae's Fine New Easter Hat, Starfish Summer, Swimming with Sharks, his watercolor illustrations also appeared in Spider Magazine, Cricket Magazine and AppleSeeds Magazine. Yong Chen is also a watercolor portrait painter and college art professor.
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