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  African Pipit

     (Grassveld Pipit)

 

 

Anthus cinnamomeus

(716) 16.5 cm; 24.5 g

SEXES  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.

JUV  Darker above.

STA­TUS  Common resident, with sedentary, nomadic and migratory populations.

HABITAT  Natural grassland and pastures, dry floodplains, croplands and playing fields.

FOOD  Mostly insects.

CALL  Male territorial song series of pli-pli-pli-pli... or tree-tree-tree notes; take-off call chizz-ick.

BR  Monogamous. Cup nest concealed at base of grass tuft.

ALT NAME  Grassveld Pipit

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Paf001

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Paf002

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Paf003

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Paf004

Tsanakona, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Paf005

Tsanakona, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Paf006

Tsanakona, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Paf007

Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Paf008

Etosha

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Paf009

Etosha

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Paf010

Etosha

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Paf011

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

       

 

 

 

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