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Slightly smaller than a blackbird, the meadow pipit is a brown-greyish bird overal. It sports whitish streaked breast and belly; brown tail edged white, pinkish legs. One of the ID tells is a long hind claw, which is longer that others - in my series of pics, this feature is only visible, and barely, on the pic N° 2... sorry about that, I learnt about that detail when analysing my pics, and not before and anyway, photographing pipits ... there were no time to go for details...
This is a resident and abundant bird in France, and seen in open grasslands, pastures and low-intensity agricultural fields. During our stay in Brittany, I often observed them in those coastal heaths (most of heaths are protected), skillfully hunting in that dense herbaceous vegetation.