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TWITE

The small, drab, peach-faced, pink-rumped Twite is the up­land, north­ern equiv­a­lent of the Lin­net. It’s one of those birds which takes its name from its voice. Like the Cuckoo, Curlew and Hoopoe, the Twite is named ono­matopoe­ically from its most com­mon and dis­tinc­tive call, a nasal, twang­ing ‘twite’. Lis­ten for them in win­ter, as they spread down from their breed­ing ar­eas to win­ter mainly in coastal marshes and also sim­i­lar habi­tats.

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