Lustleigh window casualty

I was asked to identify this dead pipit that died today after colliding with a window in Lustleigh. The hind claw measured 8 mm, in the middle of the range for Tree Pipit (7-9 mm, cf 10-13 mm in Meadow Pipit). Identification can be a doddle with birds in the hand!

Tree Pipit
Tree Pipit
Legs showing relatively short hind claw
Legs showing relatively short hind claw

Posted August 4th at 11:06 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News