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A Meadow Pipit perches on a bag
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Meadow Pipit perches on a bag
Image notes: The Hill Sparrow has, in recent years, begun nesting on croft land
Species in Image: Meadow Pipit
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01765

General details:  
Common Name Meadow Pipit
Latin Name Anthus pratensis
Shetland Name Hill Sporrow
Latin Group Name Passeriformes
Latin Family Name Motacillidae
Common Family Name Pipits and Wagtails
Description A common summer breeding visitor and passage migrant. Recorded in all months. The breeding population is considered to be between 8000 and 12500 but appears to be on the increase.
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