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Rock Pipit

Michaela Strachan presents the story and sound of the rock pipit.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Michaela Strachan presents the rock pipit. The sight of a greyish bird no bigger than a sparrow, at home on the highest cliffs and feeding within reach of breaking waves can come as a surprise. In spring and early summer, the male Pipits become wonderful extroverts and perform to attract a female, during which they sing loudly to compete with the sea-wash.

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Thu 28 Jun 2018 05:58

Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus)

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