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Meadow Pipit

Anthus pratensis


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.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Camaret-sur-Mer, Bretagne, France

Spotted on Jul 11, 2020
Submitted on Aug 3, 2020

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