WHAT’S IN A NAME

MEADOW PIPIT

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month October -

It is thought that the ‘Pipit’ part of the Meadow Pipit’s name comes from its ‘pipit’ like clipped call (when it isn’t say­ing ‘see-seesee’…). The ‘Meadow’ part comes from its love of open coun­try and grassy habi­tats. Some older bird­watch­ers still use the tra­di­tional old name of ‘Tit-lark’ for the bird, be­ing a com­bi­na­tion of lark (which the pipit some­what re­sem­bles) and tit to de­note that it is a much smaller bird than a Sky Lark.

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