Anthus spinoletta   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Motacillidae

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Description
Size: 15 cm

Color: Greyish-brown upperparts; whitish underparts; fairly conspicuous wing-bars; generally dark legs.

Voice: tsiep similar to Rosy Pipit

Habits: Keeps in small scattered flocks. Flight is undulating and buoyant.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Water Pipit (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Insects
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography



Literature Source(s)
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/

Page last updated on:2013-01-24

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