Large, slim, sandy-colored pipit with a long and broad eyebrow, a dark area in front of the eye, and a long and pointed bill. The underside in adults is uniform and pale. Juveniles are more spotted and may recall Richard’s Pipit. Relatively short and more arched hind claw. Usually found feeding on the ground in open habitats, sand dunes, dry grasslands, and gravel pits. Call is a House Sparrow-like "tschlip."