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Observed: 8th June 2010 By: chipoilchipoil’s reputation in Birds
Rock pipit

Pipit species spotted on the coast at Mevagissey, Cornwall.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


pirayaguara's picture

The dark legs are the easiest

The dark legs are the easiest way of spotting this often overlooked species

chipoil's picture

Thanks for the tip. I did

Thanks for the tip. I did compare both meadow and rock pipit species but couldn't make the exact I.D. The differences seem so subtle.

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another tip

The streaking on the Rock Pipits chest and belly appears smudged, whereas that of the Meadow Pipit is always more clearly defined.

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chipoil's picture

Good to hear...

It's good to hear these I.D hints and tips, most guides don't cover these kinds of nuances.

pirayaguara's picture

I'd recommend Svensson - the

I'd recommend Svensson - the Collins guide with a black cover which has very good text