water pipit

noun

Definition of water pipit

: a pipit (Anthus spinoletta) native to Eurasia that breeds in alpine areas from southwestern Europe to central Asia

Note: The rock pipit (Anthus petrosus) and American pipit (Anthus rubescens) were formerly included as subspecies of water pipit, but are now considered separate species.

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“Water pipit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20pipit. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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