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Tawny Pipit
Anthus campestris

Map of the common names


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.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I

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.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population : 436,000 / 750,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos

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