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Anthus spinoletta- Water pipit:

Summary Information
Living Organisms / Animalia / Craniata / Aves / Passeriformes / Passeridae / Anthus / Species

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The taxonomy of birds is still under review and the A World Checklist of Birds by Burt L. Monroe, Jr and Charles G. Sibley (B89) has been chosen as the primary reference. The taxonomic structure will be amended when new editions or complete references are identified by the scientific world as the recognized primary references for taxonomy.

Alternative Names
Distribution Mountains Palearctic; winters southern Asia (B89)
Habitat Breeding - "Mountainous areas above tree line in Europe (and a wider range of habitats elsewhere)" (B163)
Further Information Feeding:
  • food - mainly insects, sometimes seeds
  • feeding behaviour - ground gleans

Nest:

  • location and structure - cup nest on bank
  • nest building - female
  • breeding structure - monogamous

Eggs:

  • markings - patterned
  • number of eggs - 4-6 (-8)
  • broods - 2 broods
  • incubation - by female; 14-15 days

Nestling:

  • development - Altricial
  • parental caring for young - by male and female
  • fledging - 14-15 days

(B163, B164)

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