|Meadow Pipet ( Anthus pratensis )|
- They are resident all over the UK apart from in Central-Southern England in the Winter and in Central Scotland in Summer.
- They are an Amber Status bird even though there are 2,000,000 breeding territories. This is because of a recent breeding population decline.
- Despite their name, they are actually found in all habitats but most frequent in Bog and Moorland. They are found in Towns the least, though.
|It was very patient !|
- They are small birds being 14cm in length and having a 24cm wingspan. Both Males and Females weigh just 19g.
- They eat insects like flies, beetles and moths. In Winter they eat seeds. They almost always feed on the ground for these meals.
- They have a typical lifespan of 3 years but the oldest doubles that and more with 7 years, 1 month and 30 days. This is probably because the adult survival rating is only 0.543.
|So was this one on the North York Moors -|
Snapped this before Toad Patrol - thin it's a Meadow Pippet
- They have an array of local names which are 'Titlark' , 'Hill Sparrow' and, my favourite of all, 'Moss Cheeper'.
- They've got a very 'catchy' scientific name. Anthos (Gr) = A small grassland bird described by Aristotle and Pratensis (La) = Found in Meadows. So the catchiest name for a bird ever is: A small grassland bird described by Aristotle found in Meadows. Phew!
Here are some links to some more information:
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