Pipit, Tree


Name: Pipit, Tree

Scientific name: Anthus trivialis

Type: Pipit

Color: Brown,Cream

Habitat: Fields

Size: 16.5cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Resembles Meadow but slightly larger and stockier and with slightly shorter tail; best told from Meadow by voice. Compared with Meadow, generally warmer grey-brown above (less grey-green), warmer yellow-buff on breast but belly whiter; breast often bolder striped but flanks usually finely streaked (often boldly in Meadow); dark malar and creamy submoustachial streak generally boldest in Tree but moustachial streak fainter; hind-claw shorter, more curved than Meadow. Bounding flight steadier than Meadow’s with longer undulations. When on ground has ‘controlled’ tail-wagging, unlike Meadow’s nervous tail-flicks.

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