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American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
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American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

General Description: American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) are small, sparrow-like birds with a thin-pointy bill, a streaked breast, a white or buffy eyeline, and white outer tail feathers. Pipits are ground birds that would rather walk (not hop) than fly, and have been described as looking like a little chicken.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Motacillidae.

Favored Habitat: Around Las Vegas, bare fields and shorelines during winter.

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

Where to Find: Look for them at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Winter visitors and migrants.

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
Strutting his stuff!
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
Typical winter habitat (Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve)
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
Pipit in alpine habitat (12,000 ft elevation in Sierra Nevada Mts)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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