Pipit, Meadow

This is a widespread and often abundant small pipit, 14.5–15 cm long and 15–22 g weight. It is an undistinguished looking species on the ground, mainly brown above and buff below, with darker streaking on most of its plumage; the tail is brown, with narrow white side edges. It has a thin bill and pale pinkish-yellow legs; the hind claw is notably long, longer than the rest of the hind toe. The call is a weak tsi-tsi. The simple repetitive song is given in a short song flight.

Latin Name
Anthus pratensis

When the bird was spotted

Date Location Title Seen by Interestingness
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Saltholme b.m.stokesley ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Rudland Rigg b.m.stokesley *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Blakey Ridge b.m.stokesley **
Germany, Dagebüll Nordstrandischmoor Hühnerhabicht
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors South Gare b.m.stokesley ***
France, Leymen In the garden, during the snow mike421 ****
Portugal, Algarve Tavira b.m.stokesley
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors North Gare b.m.stokesley
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Saltholme mike421 **
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Saltholme b.m.stokesley
France, Leymen Meadow pipit in the field next door mike421 ***