Sprague's Pipit

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Sprague's Pipit

Anthus spragueii
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Motacillidae
Basic Description

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.

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Other Names
  • Bisbita Llanero (Spanish)
  • Pipit de Sprague (French)
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