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Tawny Pipit

Anthus campestris


This is a large pipit, mainly sandy brown above and pale below. It is very similar to Richard's Pipit, but is slightly smaller, has shorter wings, tail and legs and a narrower dark bill. It is also less streaked. Its flight is strong and direct, and it gives a characteristic "schip" call, higher pitched than Richard's. Its song is a short repetition of a loud disyllabic chir-ree chir-ree. Tawny Pipit is insectivorous, like its relatives.


The Tawny Pipit, is a medium-large passerine bird which breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia, and northwest Africa. It is a migrant moving in winter to tropical Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Seen at an open grassland at Blackbuck Sanctuary.


Details from wiki, shot by Atul and I have his permission to upload this bird pic.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Approx 5inches long.

Braelei 10 years ago

Cute little guy. You say he's a large pipit- could you give am approximate height measurement?

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Wild Things 10 years ago


Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

This tawny pipit is very pretty! I will keep "Nalsarovar" in mind.Thnx for the info.

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Emma, we usually go to our local pond. I keep visiting Nalsarovar, which is a bird sanctuary, when I visit my factory in Gujarat. This time Atul and Yogesh had joined me for Nalsarovar and then we went to Blackbuck Sanctuary.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Satyen ,where did you go to see these ?

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Thanks Karen. The recent collection is from the unforgettable birding trip with Atul and Yogesh Save.

KarenL 10 years ago

Lovely photo! Is this from your birding trip Satyen?

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Thank you very much. The credit again goes to Atul.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Fantastic capture,

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Gujarāt, India

Spotted on Mar 6, 2012
Submitted on Mar 12, 2012


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