A small pipit (L 16 cm), almost unstreaked sandy-coloured. The Twany Pipit occurs in open habitats with sparse vegetation and bare areas, on alpine meadows, pseudo-steppes and in arable fields. The diet consists mostly of insects, but also seeds are taken. Migrant.
The main causes of the decline are considered to be due primarily to habitat loss through conversion to forestry, agricultural intensification or abandonment of farmland. They may also be factors operating other than habitat loss, however (e.g. climate change and the use of pesticides) as declines have occurred in some areas which have not suffered marked habitat changes.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : 436,000 / 750,000 pairs
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