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Pipit

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pipit \Pip"it\, noun [So named from its call note.] (Zool.) 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}.

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pipit

noun

1: a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage [syn: {pipit}, {titlark}, {lark}]


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