A dark-coloured European pipit that frequents waterside habitats.
- The couple of times I've been there this winter there have been 2-3 water pipits but no rock pipits.
- The water pipit feeds on the ground; in short grass, low herbs, bare ground; walks about daintily picking insects from ground or low vegetation; may run or fly up from ground to catch an insect.
- On 1st November, a water pipit and a red-throated pipit arrived off the sea together at Ra's al-Akhdar in Abu Dhabi.
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