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Sprague's Pipit


IUCN Conservation Status: Vulnerable

A rare and declining songbird of the northern prairie, Sprague's Pipit is a small bird of the open grasslands. Though it feeds and nests exclusively on the ground, the species performs the longest known flight display of any bird.


Song, performed during aerial display, is a series of high, thin, repeated notes on multiple pitches, like the ringing of small bells. Call is a squeaky chip.

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