Search the entire site
Back to the home page Log in for full access to the site View diary entries Bird A to Z Search the site  

Meadow Pipit
Anthus pratensis
Size: 14-16cm
UK Status: very common resident breader / very common passage visitor / very common winter visitor

Photo ©

Typical pipit; olive-grey-brown back with dark streaks, buff breast with dark streaky speckles fading to white belly. Very similar to Tree Pipit, best distinguished by call and song flight, as both pipits can be found in similar habitats. Meadow Pipit soars up from the ground and delivers song while fluttering back down to earth. Slightly less defined eye markings than Tree Pipit, with narrower pale eye ring. Adult Meadow Pipit's have darker pink legs. Resident in Britain, inhabiting heathland, meadows, marshes, estuaries etc. Ground dwelling.

[Back to Diary Entry]

Sighting Search  TRY ME 
Find out where a particular bird was last spotted.

Discussion Board
Discuss birding issues with other users of the site.

Contact Us
Send us your comments and suggestions.

View All Entries
See a list of all diary entries to date.

Home | Diary | Sighting Search | Bird A-Z | Contact BirdDiary
Send us your questions and suggestions
© 2018