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Pipit, Tawny
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Anthus campestris
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, Bulgaria, Central Africa, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Africa, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Greenland, Horn of Africa, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya Read more
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In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 1,000,000-1,900,000 breeding pairs, equating to 3,000,000-5,700,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 6,120,000-22,800,000 indiv ...
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This is a large pipit, 16 centimetres (6.3 in) long with wing-span 25–28 centimetres (9.8–11 in),[ 2] but is an undistinguished looking species on the ground, 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.[ 2] ...
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