The brooding season for the 18-19 cm-large skylark is from mid-April until August. It, too, lays its nest directly on the ground. Its food is provided by insects and seeds.
The skylark occurs in mountain districts close to the nature sanctuary. Evidence of brooding was documented in meadows of south of Piesendorf and on Brucker Moos. Though skylark are spotted in the sanctuary itself, nesting here is only regarded as “probable” (as of 2014). Our attention is drawn to the skylark by its song in flight, making its territory easy to make out. However, its breeding success is hard to monitor.
The Pinzgau population is of major importance for Salzburg. This makes it even more essential that land areas are preserved in a state that remains as natural as possible.


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