Meadow Pipit
Anthus pratensis


Photographer

Dick Newell

Date

28th September 2002

Location

Reach, Cambs.

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Migrant Meadow Pipits come in more than one flavour. Bob Scott commented about these birds as follows:
"I think these are pratensis, i.e. the yellow/green race; 1653 and 1654 in particular show considerable amount of yellow around the face. On whistleri the back is much darker and streaking heavier with less clean white on the underparts - although as always there seem to be intermediates around. The birds in the photos lack the warm reddish-brown that I would have expected, particularly on the upper parts. "


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