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(Redirected from Anthus pratensis whistleri)
Length 14â15.5 cm (15.5-6 in), weight 14.5â22 g
 Similar species
Iceland, the Faroes and British Isles, and Europe. Very common in Iceland, the Faroes and British Isles, from north and central France east to the northern shores of the Black Sea and north to the whole of Fennoscandia and northern Russia including western Siberia. Isolated resident populations in the Apennines and Caucasus and has bred in the former Yugoslavia and Romania. Resident in the Faroes, British Isles and east to Denmark but elsewhere a summer visitor.
In winter occurs throughout western and southern Europe, north Africa, and southwest Asia; many birds undergo more local movements from upland to coastal areas. Main movements in August-October and April-May.
Variation is mostly clinal, with darker birds predominating in the west and paler birds in the east.
Open country including fields and farmland, marshes, meadows, heaths and moorland. Also on coastal grasslands, sand-dunes open beaches, especially in winter. Likes open country with plenty of vegetation - upland moorland, heathland, fens, grassland, flood meadows and coastal marshes.
Creeps about in longish grass.
Often sits on fence wires where long hind claw can be clearly seen
A high 'weesk weesk weesk'; a high accelerating song ending in a trill - given in flight.
Meadow Pipit voice clip
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A few photos you see in additional images are of Tree Pipits. Although not mentioned above, the photos highlight how useful bill size can be in identification (with Tree having a more hefty bill)