Buffy Pipit


Anthus vaalensis

A: Vaalkoester


This can be a tricky bird to find – preferring grassland in drier areas. Chiefly told apart from similar Plain-backed Pipit by its very upright stance, long-legged appearance, and deep tail-wagging. The plain mantle separates this (and Plain-backed) from the other pipits. Their pink lower mandible can be very tricky and is not a reliable ID feature.

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