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Birds of Yosemite National Park (1954, 1963) by Cyril A. Stebbins and Robert C. Stebbins


WAGTAILS: Family Motacillidae

WATER PIPIT
WATER PIPIT
WATER PIPIT (Anthus spinoletta): 6-7 in. Above grayish-brown; buffy line over eye; outer tail feathers largeli’ white; below buffy; breast and sides with dusky streaks; slender bill. Has habit of wagging its tail upon alighting. Fore-and-aft movements of the head may occur as the bird walks. Often seen in flocks.

Frequents fields, beaches, or other open ground. Common W. V. at low elevations in the western part of the Yosemite region. Has been observed in the fall on Mount Lyell at an elevation of 12,000 feet.



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