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American Pipit

Anthus Rubescens

Description:

A fledgling pipit viewed on Mt. Evans in Colorado. It still had some tufts of down feathers and couldn't fly very far, so I came to the conclusion-after watching it for some time that it was a fledgling (especially after I saw its parents nearby.)

Habitat:

It breeds in arctic and alpine tundra. In migration and winter uses coastal beaches and marshes, stubble fields, recently plowed fields, mudflats, and river courses. (www.allaboutbirds.com)

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SarahJoyBallard
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SarahJoyBallard

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2011
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011

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