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Tawny Pipit

(Anthus campestris)
German name(s): "Brachpieper"
Size: 15.5-18 cm; wing span 25-28 cm
Weight: 16-30 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Tawny Pipit at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Tawny Pipit; note the characteristic dark loral stripe (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2018]

Lateral view of a Tawny Pipit; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 24 June 2019 (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Malkinia, Masovia, Poland, June 2019]

Lateral view of a Tawny Pipit on a sandy beach (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2018]

Lateral view of a Tawny Pipit (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2018]


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

tawnpip_dw_20190624_1b.m4a (Poland) Contact call © DW
tawnpip_dw_20190624_1.m4a (Poland) Contact calls © DW

More Tawny Pipit sound recordings are available at .

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