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Alternative name: African Rock Pipit
Length 17-18 cm (6Â¾-7 in)
 Similar species
Long-billed Pipit, African Pipit, Mountain Pipit (clearly streaked backs), Buffy Pipit (pinkish base to bill, and rarely in rocky habitats), and Plain-backed Pipit (more distinctly marked breast and no yellow wing markings).
Rocky and bushy hills and mountains.
Locally common, but seldom seen unless singing from a perch on a rock, as it spends much of the day on the ground, where it forages for insects, spiders and seeds.
November to January. The nest is a cup of grass under or against a grass tuft or rock. Two to three eggs are laid and young are fed by both adults.
Best identified by voice, a loud, repeated "whee-tsrreeu", markedly different from the calls of other Pipits.
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