Water pipit

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Water pipit – Anthus spinoletta – is a small migratory/resident Eurasian passerine of Type – insectivore, Family Motacillidae and Order Passeriformes. It has a very wide range and is found from NW Africa to E China, but it has a very complex pattern of populations, migratory and resident over its whole range. In Europe and the Middle East it favours the mountainous areas as Resident with altitudinal movements. In E Asia the pattern is clear as migratory with summer breeding to the N and wintering in SE and S Asia. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to E Turkey, with small areas in S Caucasus, NW Iran and N Iraq. It is resident in areas of Central Turkey, the S Caucasus and N Iran. It is found wintering around the Mediterranean, Arabia, and the N Middle East.

Type - insectivore - 
Summer Habitat - barren rocky mountains, 
Winter Habitat - margins of wetlands,

Order:	Passeriformes
Family:	Motacillidae
Genus:	Anthus

Species -	Anthus spinoletta
Water pipit - Species - ebird.org
Water pipit - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Water pipit - Birds - rspb.org.uk
Water pipit - Birds - beautyofbirds.com
Water pipit - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Water pipit - Images - google.com
Water pipit - Video - youtube.com
Water pipit - Datazone - birdlife.org

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