Pipit, Water


Name: Pipit, Water

Scientific name: Anthus spinoletta

Type: Pipit

Color: Brown,Cream

Habitat: Fields

Size: 14.5cm

Conservation status:

Winter Visitor


Resembles slightly larger, more robust, lighter streaked version of Meadow but legs blackish brown (exceptions occur); compared with Meadow crown and mantle greyer, more indistinctly streaked and underparts whiter; in breeding season breast variably tinged rosy-pink and practically unstreaked; creamy white supercilium generally more pronounced. In winter, browner above though still greyer than Meadow; whiter underparts sparsely but distinctly streaked but some have almost unstreaked, pink-tinged breast. Outer tail-feathers white.

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