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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Tree Pipit

 

 

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Tree Pipit

Anthus trivialis

 

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  • Tree Pipit
  • Anthus trivialis
  • UK: 74,000 territiories (summer) BTO
  • UK: Migrant Breeder, Passage Visitor April - September
  • WI: Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers recorded in most years), uncommon in winter (recorded in low numbers each year). One breeding record as at 2001
  • Breeds: Europe to Asia
  • Winters: South of breeding range to India, Africa
  • Habitat: Likes newly planted conifers, open heath, open upland woodland
  • Diet: Mostly insects: Some plant material, like berries in autumn & winter
  • Brown streaked above, pale below. Also streaking on buffish chest & flanks. (Differs from meadow pipits by heavier bill & fine streaking on flank)
  • Listen to a Tree Pipit (RSPB site)
  • Similar birds: Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Skylark
  • Max recorded age 3yrs 1mth

 

 

Tree Pipit records in the Western Isles

Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers recorded in most years), uncommon in winter (recorded in low numbers each year)
One breeding record
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 

The chart below shows how abundant the Tree Pipit is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

 

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