French: Pipit farlouse German: Wiesenpieper Spanish: Bisbita pratense
SE Greenland, Iceland, and from N, NW & C Europe E to W Siberia, S to S France and C Romania; has bred Italy (Apennines); isolated population in Caucasus (border mountains of Georgia and Armenia). Winters S to N Africa, Middle East and SW Asia.
14·5–15 cm; unsexed 14·5–22 g, male mean 18·6 g, female mean 19·5 g. Small streaked pipit with rounded wings and slender bil1. Has... read more
Aerial song a series of several segments, each comprising a number of uniform notes such as “... read more
Breeds in wide variety of open habitats, such as tundra, moorland and heathland, bogs, saltmarshes... read more
Food and feeding
Small invertebrates less than 5 mm long; also seeds. Wide range of invertebrates recorded, including, among others, springtails (Collembola... read more
Season late Mar–Aug, later at high altitudes; double-brooded in C & W Europe (rarely in N), occasionally three broods. Monogamous... read more
In W Europe mainly resident or partial migrant; many undertake local altitudinal movements,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Extremely large range of over 5 million km2. Generally common to locally very common, especially in N of range... read more
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