[AS. laferc or laverock.] A well-known bird of the family Al-auda. The best-known species is the skylark, a familiar songster, remarkable as one of the very few birds which sing freely while on the wing. It begins to sing when it rises from the ground, and though its notes are feeble and interrupted at first, they swell out to their full tone as the songster ascends, and may be heard long after the bird has passed from the range of vision. The larks may be considered as especially birds of the fields and meadows, the nest being made of dry grass, in a hollow in the ground.