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Tree Pipit

Anthus trivialis

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Uncommon to locally fairly common summer migrant from winter grounds in Africa. As the name suggests, usually associated with trees: found in heathland with scattered trees, open woodland, forest edge. Feeds on the ground like other pipits, but perches readily in trees or bushes when singing, or alights in tree at end of parachuting song flight. All pipits look rather similar and are best identified to species by combination of habitat and voice: Tree Pipit call a high, shrill, buzzy "tzzz"; song more melodic and varied than Meadow Pipit song.

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