pipit larks
Pipit Pip"it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and the great length of the hind claw. They are, therefore, often called {titlarks}, and {pipit larks}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The {meadow pipit} ({Anthus pratensis}); the {tree pipit}, or tree lark ({Anthus trivialis}); and the {rock pipit}, or sea lark ({Anthus obscurus}) are well-known European species. The common American pipit, or brown lark, is {Anthus Pensilvanicus}. The Western species ({Anthus Spraguei}) is called the {American skylark}, on account of its musical powers. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pipit — Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pipit — /ˈpɪpət / (say pipuht) noun any of various small birds of the family Motacillidae, especially the genus Anthus, bearing a superficial resemblance to the larks, as Richard s pipit, A. novaeseelandiae. {imitative of its note} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pipit — /pip it/, n. any of several small songbirds of the genus Anthus, of the family Motacillidae, resembling the larks in coloration, structure, and habits. [1760 70; imit.] * * * or fieldlark Any of about 50 species (especially in the genus Anthus)… …   Universalium

  • meadow pipit — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock pipit — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tree pipit — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Richard's Pipit — Taxobox name = Richard s Pipit status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image caption = Richard s Pipit in Hong Kong. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Motacillidae genus = Anthus species = A. richardi …   Wikipedia

  • Paddyfield Pipit — In Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • American skylark — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus obscurus — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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