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Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis L 15cm. Similar to Meadow Pipit but separable with care using plumage details, voice and habitat preferences. Sexes are similar. Adult has streaked sandy brown upperparts. Underparts are pale, whitish and unmarked on throat and belly but boldly streaked and flushed with yellow-buff on breast and flanks. Note striking pale supercilium and dark sub-moustachial stripe. Legs are pinkish and outer tail feathers are white. Juvenile is similar to adult. Voice Flight call is a buzzing spzzzt. Song (delivered in flight but starts and ends from different tree perches) comprises accelerating trill ending with thin notes. Status Widespread migrant summer visitor, commonest in W and N. Favours open woodland and heaths with scattered trees.
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Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis L 15cm. Similar to Meadow Pipit but separable with care using plumage details, voice and habitat preferences. Sexes are similar. Adult has streaked sandy brown upperparts. Underparts are pale, whitish and unmarked on throat and belly but boldly streaked and flushed with yellow-buff on breast and flanks. Note striking pale supercilium and dark sub-moustachial stripe. Legs are pinkish and outer tail feathers are white. Juvenile is similar to adult. Voice Flight call is a buzzing spzzzt. Song (delivered in flight but starts and ends from different tree perches) comprises accelerating trill ending with thin notes. Status Widespread migrant summer visitor, commonest in W and N. Favours open woodland and heaths with scattered trees.

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Date: 21 May 2008
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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