Kōrero: Birds of mountains and open country

New Zealand pipit

New Zealand pipit

The New Zealand pipit has a dark stripe across the eye, below a prominent pale eyebrow. Its upper body plumage has contrasting shades of brown, edged with pale buff. This pipit, perched on the flower stem of a speargrass plant, is darker than most. Pipits live in open country from the alpine zone down to sea level. This subspecies is found on the three main islands and on other islands within 30 kilometres of the mainland.

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Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

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Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - New Zealand pipit', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14017/new-zealand-pipit (accessed 14 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015