Tree pipit

Anthus trivialis

Interesting facts: The tree pipit recites its fluttering song during a distinctive flight; it only begins with its song when he has reached the highest point after leaving the tree top, so that he can fall with a raised tail. The species feeds on small insects, which it picks up off the ground.

Characteristics: brownish-cream-coloured plumage with clear stripes on the light breast and flanks, light supercilium; relatively powerful, pointed beak; legs and feet light skin-coloured

Body length: Smaller than a sparrow (less than 20 cm)

Distribution: Open deciduous and mixed forests, moors, heaths with individual trees or groups of trees