Being a non-descript brown bird, the outstanding feature of the Eurasian Skylark is its well-known song. The subject of emotional outpourings by British poets for centuries, the Skylark’s song provides a pleasant background to many open grasslands, pastures and crops in south-eastern Australia. That is exactly the effect that people in the 19th century hoped to achieve when they released Skylarks into the Australian countryside by the hundred. Once considered to be the supreme songster, the songs of many native grassland birds are now generally recognised as being superior. The Skylark is a small bird introduced from Britain in 1857. The upper parts are brown with strong dark central streaks to the feathers. It has a pale eyebrow and pale ring around the cheek. There is a cap-like crest at the rear of the crown and the upper breast is boldly streaked, with pale underparts. The outer two feathers on the tail are white. The Skylark feeds on invertebrates, small seeds and young grass shoots. It often feeds on the ground alone or in pairs.(Source: Birdlife Australia, n.d.), (Image: Julian Robinson).