October 15, 2016 – American Pipit or Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

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These pipits are found in the far north of North America and eastern Asia, wintering in southern areas of Asia and the United States into Central America. They eat mostly insects and seeds, foraging on the ground in large flocks. Once thought to be a subspecies of the Water Pipit, they were recently split off into their own species. Breeding in arctic tundra, females build small cup-shaped ground nests from grass, sedges, and animal hair. They incubate the eggs while males bring them food. Both parents feed the chicks.


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