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 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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  • Anthus obscurus — Sea lark Sea lark (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The rock pipit ({Anthus obscurus}). (b) Any one of several small sandpipers and plovers, as the ringed plover, the turnstone, the dunlin, and the sanderling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus obscurus — Shore Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See {Shear}, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus Pensilvanicus — 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 pratensis — 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 Spraguei — 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 trivialis — 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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