(716) 16.5 cm; 24.5 g
Alike. Most abundant pipit in region, being standard against which
other pipits are compared. Key features conspicuous white outer tail
feathers, boldly streaked breast, distinct back streaking on mantle,
yellowish base to lower mandible and slender upright appearance.
Dark malar stripe and bold facial markings also help identification.
Common resident, with sedentary, nomadic and migratory populations.
Natural grassland and pastures, dry floodplains, croplands and
Male territorial song series of pli-pli-pli-pli... or
tree-tree-tree notes; take-off call chizz-ick.
Monogamous. Cup nest concealed at base of grass tuft.
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