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Old Sunday 23rd April 2006, 19:53   #1
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Meadow Pipet?

Am I correct in thinking that this is a Meadow Pipet?
If so, can you tell me what the differences are too a Tree Pipet?
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Old Sunday 23rd April 2006, 21:45   #2
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Am I correct in thinking that this is a Meadow Pipet?
If so, can you tell me what the differences are too a Tree Pipet?
A question I'd like the answer to too!
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Old Sunday 23rd April 2006, 21:46   #3
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Yes it is a Meadow Pipit.
No clear eyebrow, broad spots on flanks, uniform colour of underparts.
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I agree Meadow pipit.I think the flanks and breast are slightly yellower on a tree pipit in summer plumage and the beak would be slightly stonger.


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Further question

thank you,
Do you see the meadow and tree pipet in the same habitat?
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Lars Svensson's The Complete Guide to the Birds of Europe:

"Meadow Pipit (not Pipet): Breeds in open country, on heaths and moors (very common), coastal meadows, pastures and bogs.

"Tree Pipit (not Pipet): Breeds locally in open woodland, in Britain often young conifer plantations, sparsely timbered heaths and commons, downland with scrub, woodland glades, but in N and W Britain mainly older oak and birch woods in uplands."
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Do you see the meadow and tree pipet in the same habitat?
During the breeding season, yes - anywhere there is an overlap of the favoured habitats, eg. near the treeline on hilltops with open moorland, there may be both species.

Best separated on song and song-flights, calls and flight styles. Jane Turner made a few very useful comments on this species pair (as passage migrants), a few days ago in two Threads.

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