Meadow Pipit.

I have taken pictures of Rock Pipits before at Portland Bill. The different Pipits are a minefield to identify. – all little brown birds. I took these pipits at Keyhaven near Lymington and thought I would try and look them up in my bird book to try and get an identification. The Meadow Pipits were listed say they had long claws. – see pictures – note claws.

3 thoughts on “Meadow Pipit.

    • You got me thinking. Rebecca – Some searching online I came up with -“The long claw is actually an adaptation for perching on the ground as compared to the much shorter hind claw of the closely related Tree Pipit whose claw is adapted to allow the bird to grip.”


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