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South Georgia Pipit
L. 16.5 cm. (6.5")
Evenly streaked with bold black and rich buff upperparts. No obvious white mantle stripes. Underparts almost entirely streaked dark. Prominent malar stripe. Tail dusky with white outer rectrices. Lacks pale supercilium but has whitish wing-bar on tips of median coverts. Bill relatively broad-based, grayish-brown. Legs pale flesh-brown with long rear claw. Sexes alike.
Like fresh adult but averages buffier, especially on underparts.
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Endemic to grasslands of South Georgia Island.
Hillside, tussock grass.
Walks on the ground. The only passerine breeding on South Georgia.
It builds a large bulky nest from dried grass lined with feathers, covered by canopy of brown and green tussac grass. The clutch consists of 3-5 eggs laid in January or February.
The diet includes insects and spiders, and beach debris. Prefers springtails in freshwater pools in spring.
Conspicuous display flight in breeding season with repeated twittering and high-pitched sequences lasting several minutes. Short soft notes given when flushed.
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