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Berthelot's pipit

(Anthus berthelotii)

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Description

The Berthelot's pipit (Anthus berthelotii) is a small passerine bird which breeds in Madeira and the Canary Islands.It is a common resident in both archipelagos.This is a small pipit,13-14.5 cm in length.It is an undistinguished looking species on the ground,mainly grey above and whitish below,with some breast streaking.It has a whitish supercilium and eyering,with dark eye and moustachial stripes.The sexes are similar,but juveniles are browner than adults. Berthelot's pipit is found in open country.The nest is on the ground,with 3-5 eggs being laid.This species appears shorter tailed and larger headed than meadow pipit.Its call is a "schrip" like yellow wagtail,and the song,given in flight,is a chattery "tsivrr tsivrr tsivrr tsivrr".

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Motacillidae
Genus:Anthus
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