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pip·it

 (pĭp′ĭt)
n.
Any of various widely distributed songbirds of the genera Anthus and Tmetothylacus, characteristically having brownish upperparts and a streaked breast. Also called titlark.

[Imitative of its call.]

pipit

(ˈpɪpɪt)
n
(Animals) any of various songbirds of the genus Anthus and related genera, having brownish speckled plumage and a long tail: family Motacillidae. Also called: titlark
[C18: probably of imitative origin]

pip•it

(ˈpɪp ɪt)

n.
any of various slim, brown-streaked songbirds of the genus Anthus, of the family Motacillidae, found in treeless country over much of the world.
[1760–70; imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pipit - a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open countrypipit - a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
Anthus pratensis, meadow pipit - a common pipit that is brown above and white below; widely distributed in northern and central Europe and in Asia
Translations
pipit

pipit

[ˈpɪpɪt] Nbisbita f, pitpit m

pipit

nPieper m

pipit

[ˈpɪpɪt] n meadow pipitprispola
tree pipit → prispolone m
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We focus on the five songbird species that comprised ~98% of the total number of songbird nests (n = 332) and for which at least 20 nests were found (Hensler and Nichols 1981): Spragues Pipits (Anthus spragueii, n = 21), Vesper Sparrows (Pooecetes gramineus; n = 53), Savannah Sparrows (n = 190), Bairds Sparrows (Ammodramus bairdii; n = 35), and Western Meadowlarks (Sturnella neglecta; n = 26).
A few Tree Pipits and a Dotterel were the best that the Great Orme could provide, although good numbers of Wheatears and Whinchats were scattered along the coast.
It streams into Britain after spending the winter in Spain and one day a friend I was with suddenly said: "A couple more pipits have just gone over.
The eagles would seek out the nest sites by watching the parent pipits bringing in food before swooping down to pluck the wee fledglings out.
It also provides excellent habitat for other bird species, the meadow pipits and dunnocks, both of which become unsuspecting foster parents to cuckoo eggs.
localhero01: A spectacular morning on Conwy Mountain, lots of pipits about & a majestic red kite above.
My own experience is that on the moors there are plenty of meadow pipits (and of course young grouse), but almost no hen harriers.
Control of predators also doubled the numbers of meadow pipits which fledged and trebled the breeding success of red grouse, the Journal of Applied Ecology said.
Turtle doves have fallen in number by 88%, yellow wagtails by 70%, spotted flycatchers by 87% and tree pipits by 83%.
It also shows that numbers of swifts and meadow pipits in Yorkshire have fallen.
Ancient tracks and pathways criss-cross the plateau, and visitors can listen out for the skylarks, pipits and red grouse which breed up there and watch the sky for buzzards and ravens.