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Pipit

Pipits
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family†:Motacillidae
Genera
Anthus
Tmetothylacus
† see also: wagtail, longclaw

The pipits are a group of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They are in the same family as the wagtails and longclaws.

They are slender, often drab, ground feeding insectivores of open country. Pipits are ground nesters, laying up to six speckled eggs.

There are 35 species, all but one in Anthus

Genus Tmetothylacus

Genus Anthus



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