Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris   [Linnaeus, 1758]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Motacillidae
BTO Codes: TI, TAWPI EURING No: 10050
Number in Britain: 29 records/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: 3 Concern, most not in Europe; Declining
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Scarce Visitor
Subspecies: campestris recorded in Britain (of 3 subsp. in the world)
Length: 16 cm Wingspan: 26 cm Weight: M/F: 28 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: anthos=a small grassland bird described by Aristotle and L.: campestris=of the field (from campus=field)
World Distribution: BREEDS: e Europe, Near East & c Asia, WINTERS: n Africa, s Asia
Habitat: Pastures, fields, open ground
Diet: Mostly insects, some seeds esp. in winter, feeds in stop-run-peck fashion
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Records and Distribution

First Record: West Sussex, 1858 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Summary of Annual Totals
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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh: Corhedydd Melyn
Danish: Markpiber Dutch: Duinpieper
Finnish: Nummikirvinen French: Pipit rousseline
German: Brachpieper Hungarian: Parlagi pityer
Icelandic: Sandtittlingur Irish: Riabhóg Dhonn
Italian: Calandro Norwegian: Markpiplerke
Polish: Swiergotek polny Portuguese: Petinha-dos-campos
Spanish: Bisbita campestre Swedish: Fältpiplärka

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