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Water Pipit 

Traits: Small, ground-dwelling bird with slender bill and tail with white outer feathers

Habitat: Tundra, tidal flats, fields, alpine meadows, lakeshores, rivers, streams

Foods: Insects, small invertebrate animals

Eaten by: Foxes, weasels, jaegers, short-eared owls, falcons

Do You Know? In courtship flight, the male pipit flies 50-150 feet (15-46 m) straight up in the air while singing.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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