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pipit (fieldlark, titlark) Any of more than 50 small, brown, inconspicuous birds that resemble larks in habits and appearance. They are found worldwide. The plumage of both sexes is a similar streaked brown or greyish colour, with a long, white-edged ‘wag’ tail. Length: 15cm (6in). Family Motacillidae; genus Anthus.

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pip·it / ˈpipit/ • n. a mainly ground-dwelling songbird (Anthus and other genera, family Motacillidae) of open country, typically having brown streaky plumage.

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pipit lark-like bird. XVIII. prob. imit. of the bird's short feeble note.

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