Sprague's Pipit

Anthus spragueii

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wagtails and Pipits (Motacillidae)

Code 4

SPPI

Code 6

ANTSPR

ITIS

HEAD

Sprague's Pipit Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Brown and buff with black streaking.
  • Forehead Color: Brown and buff with black streaking.
  • Nape Color: Buff and black streaked.
  • Throat Color: Buff-white
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Sprague's Pipit Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 16-19 cm (6.25-7.5 in)
  • Weight: 26 g (0.9 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: White with a buff wash and dark streaking.
  • Upperparts: Brown and buff with black streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Swift flight on series of rapidly beating wings., Alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-28 cm (10-11 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Buff to white.
  • Leg Color: Pink
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