Meadow Pipit

Name: Meadow Pipit

Scientific name: Anthus pratensis

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: A very common nesting bird of moorland, heathland and rough grassland. In the autumn and winter, gathers in (sometimes large) groups which can also be found in farmland and on saltmarshes. A small streaky yellowy-brown bird, about 15cm long. In the spring

How to identify: Rock Pipits have blackish legs: Meadow Pipits have pale flesh-coloured legs. The Tree Pipit is very similar, with a slightly stronger bill, but very difficult to tell apart.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 50
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: In moorlands, Meadow Pipits are the commonest 'foster parents' to young Cuckoos.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-01-03 10:25:23
    • Whiskolis

    I really want to see a meadow pipit! this was my second card, and 2's my favourite number, so this must be my favourite! I wish I could spot it but I bet you can't find it in London. You can hardly find anything in London. I wish I lived in the country side. Whiskolis xxx

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-21 10:01:04
    • Whiskolis

    I really want to see a meadow pipit but I haven't. Must try harder,obviously.

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-21 10:00:46
    • Whiskolis

    I really want to see a meadow pipit but I haven't. Must try harder,obviously.

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-21 10:00:14
    • Whiskolis

    I really want to see a meadow pipit but I haven't. Must try harder,obviously.

  • Hobbyenis
    • Date: 2013-09-26 09:46:05
    • Hobbyenis

    yes!!!!!!!!!! ;) :D:)

  • Fulmarulos
    • Date: 2013-09-22 22:20:29
    • Fulmarulos

    I have never seen a meadow pipit before as I don't really loo for birds but I should get into the habit of looking!

  • Avocetiga
    • Date: 2012-03-12 16:49:43
    • Avocetiga

    I love meadow pipits, they are so cool!

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2011-11-02 20:39:22
    • Ottero

    Meadow Pipits are really cool!!!

  • Nuthatwing
    • Date: 2011-09-17 14:01:06
    • Nuthatwing

    sssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooo ccccccccccccoooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllll

  • Swiftwing
    • Date: 2010-08-02 08:12:45
    • Swiftwing

    I like thease thear nice from swiftwing or miranda

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