Female underside

Golden Pipit

I his attractive bird is usually seen perching on bushes or hunting invertebrates on the ground. In display it glides down from a treetop with its wings in a wide "V" over its back. Outside the breeding season, birds live in small family groups.

• NEST a cup nest made of stems and grasses, with a lining of rootlets, well hidden on the ground, in grass.

• DISTRIBUTION E. Africa from Sudan and Ethiopia south to Tanzania.

• REMARK This is the only species of pipit to have colorful plumage.

Female typical upright stance

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