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Long‑billed Pipit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anthus campestris
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Grasslands
Description : The Long-billed Pipit is a sleek, long tailed, pale-brown terrestrial passerine (length 20 cm, wing 10 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 8.5 cm approximately). It is pale grey-brown above with some fine streaks on the head and mantle and darker wings fringed with buff. The tail is dark brown with buff to rufous outer feathers. It has a buff supercilium, dark lores, and pinkish-buff underparts with a whitish throat and faint brown streaking on the breast. It has a large dark horn bill with a pale base to the lower mandible, dark irises and flesh coloured legs and feet with a short hind claw. It feeds on insects and seeds. It breeds in northwest India in April-August and nests on the ground among grass, small bushes or stones.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Sergei Drovetski(www.inaturalist.org/people/Sergei Drovetski),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Giuseppe Speranzamore information, please contact us.