Pipit

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Pipits
image:RichardsPipit-293sm.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Motacillidae
Genera

Anthus
Tmetothylacus
† see also: wagtail, longclaw

Pipits are small passerine birds with medium to long tails. All but one of the 40 species belong to the genus Anthus. Along with the wagtails and longclaws, the pipits make up the family Motacillidae.

They are slender, often drab, ground feeding insectivores of open country. Pipits are ground nesters, laying up to six speckled eggs.

Genus Tmetothylacus

Genus Anthus

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