The tawny pipit (Anthus campestris) is a medium-large passerine bird which breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia, and northwest Africa. It is a migrant moving in winter to tropical Africa and the Indian subcontinent. The scientific name is from Latin. Anthus is the name for a small bird of grasslands, and the specific campestris means "of the fields".

This is a large pipit, 16 centimetres (6.3 in) long with wing-span 25–28 centimetres (9.8–11.0 in), but is an undistinguished looking species on the ground, mainly sandy brown above and pale below. It is very similar to Richard's pipit, but is slightly smaller, has shorter wings, tail and legs and a narrower dark bill. It is also less streaked. Its flight is strong and direct, and it gives a characteristic "schip" call, higher pitched than Richard's.

Its song is a short repetition of a loud disyllabic chir-ree chir-ree.

In south Asia, in winter some care must be taken to distinguish this from other large pipits which winter or are resident in the area, including Richard's pipit, Blyth's pipit and paddyfield pipit. Tawny pipit is insectivorous, like its relatives.

The breeding habit is dry open country including semi-deserts. The nest is on the ground, with 4-6 eggs being laid.
Tawny Pipit
Date Location Count
2021-02-13 15:30PN Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina--Milfontes--Várzea do Galeado
2021-02-10 15:30Casal do Montalvo
2021-02-24 07:26Ezuz Road--km 7 תצפית נחל ניצנה1
2021-02-26 08:09Be'erotayim grove חורשת בארותיים1
2021-02-12 06:50Hatzerim SW hills גבעות חצרים דרום מערב4
2021-02-26 12:31Neot Hovav נאות חובב1
2021-02-26 12:15Eilat Mountains--Se'ifim Plains מישור סעיפים3
2021-02-19 09:48HaMeishar Plains המישר אנדרטה6
2021-02-20 09:53Ovda Valley--Road 12/Shaharut Junction grove בקעת עובדה--לימן צומת מעלה שחרות2
2021-02-13 10:15Uvda valley ביקעת עובדה3
2021-02-25 13:35Nahal Hayun--Rd 12 to the curve נחל חיון--כביש 12 הברך6
2021-02-10 09:23Ovda Valley south==בקעת עובדה דרום1
2021-02-20 06:00International Birding and Research Center Eilat (IBRCE) מרכז הצפרות הבינלאומי אילת1
2021-02-25 13:00Eilat--KM20 Flamingo Pools בריכות המלח ק"מ 202
2021-02-25 16:50Yotvata--northern circular field יטבתה שדה מעגלי צפוני1
2021-02-13 07:00Arava Valley--KM 94 (Southern Wadi Hemda) (Restricted Access Firing Zone) נחל חמדה - שטח אש פעיל1
2021-02-11 06:13נחל נמיה1
2021-02-07 13:37Nekarot dam סכר נקרות1
2021-02-11 15:00Al-Liyah Reserve - Northern Section (Restricted Access)2
2021-01-28 07:15Sulaibiya Pivot Fields - Southern Section (Restricted Access)1
2021-02-26 06:41Al Asfar Lake (بحيرة الأصفر)15
2021-02-20 14:35Shajarat-al-Hayat (Tree of Life)2
2021-02-26 06:13Irakhiya Farm2
2021-02-02 19:05Jebel Dhanna--general area7
2021-02-26 07:00Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (restricted access)6
2021-02-09 15:30Yas Acres Precinct 31
2021-02-25 08:19Yas Gateway Park1
2021-02-11 15:15Mafraq Water Treatment Plant1
2021-02-04 15:20Al Wathba Camel Racetrack6
2021-02-26 10:50Ajban Farms1
2021-02-25 07:07Al Maha Forest--southern desert lakes1
2021-02-19 07:30Al Maha Forest--Pivot Fields (no access)20
2021-02-21 13:00Al Marmoom DCR--south cycle track area1
2021-01-29 13:50Al Saad Farms 5 (E16 northwest)4
2021-02-25 07:10Siah al-Miyah (no access)5
2021-02-06 08:30Al Rafa'a4
2021-01-29 09:00Al Qua'a Fodder Field23
2021-02-16 11:55Zakher Lake2
2021-02-19 07:43Banyan Fodder Field2
2021-02-19 10:21Ain al-Fayda7
2021-02-26 11:00Green Mubazzarah--west wooded area1
2021-02-19 07:56Al Ain Cement factory quarries14
2021-02-26 07:00Private estate near Green Mubazzarah3
2021-02-22 14:00Al Foah Wheat Farm7
2021-02-24 12:24Sa'a1
2021-02-05 08:03Wamm Farms3
2021-01-28 07:30Chhari Dhandh Conservation Reserve1
2021-01-30 07:30Banni Grasslands--Lodai2
2021-02-07 11:04Vibhapar2
2021-02-22 07:28Sachana Beach2
2021-02-23 09:27Balachadi Beach4
2021-02-15 07:25Gadisar Lake6
2021-02-15 15:30Vadala Dam7
2021-02-13 10:30Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary1
2021-02-21 09:07Nalsarovar Outskirts--Aniyali2
2021-02-08 15:20Avaniya Lake2
2021-02-14 08:00Avaniya Thorny Forest1
2021-02-12 07:55Rancharda Lake1
2021-01-29 11:00Padhri Private Game Reserve1
2021-02-14 09:36Indroda Nature Park5
2021-02-21 18:16Pariej Lake2
2021-02-21 17:41Pariyej Lake extantion1
2021-02-09 07:16Virar--Tuss Khadi Beach, Arnala2
2021-02-07 07:00Mamachi Wadi1
2021-02-24 16:43Burmapada near Bhuigoan beach1
2021-02-25 07:30Merces, Near Suruchi beach2
2021-01-30 07:43Bena, Near Suruchi Beach1
2021-02-07 15:13Gogte saltpans vasai1
2021-02-14 10:01Timbi Lake3
2021-02-16 08:00Bhopar grasslands, Thane1
2021-02-23 07:28Tal Chhapar Sanctuary1
2021-02-14 08:13Pathardi, Nashik Annex - I1
2021-02-24 08:52Veer Dam1
2021-02-13 06:40Sambhar Lake1
2021-02-14 13:38Raiwasa Lake & surroundings1
2021-02-10 14:00Balya Maruti Temple lake1
2021-02-04 07:35Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary2
2021-02-11 14:00Bhigwan -- Agneepankh birding area1
2021-02-12 14:58Gandhisagar Forest Resthouse1
2021-01-31 11:30Kishanpura (Machal) Wetland, Indore1
2021-02-05 10:25Ashapur, Madhya Pradesh, IN (22.499, 75.741)1
2021-02-26 09:30Baroda Daulat Village Pond2
2021-02-08 08:04Siswan Dam1
2021-02-13 08:00Dargah e Hakimi2
2021-02-21 15:53Sultanpur Flats8
2021-02-21 16:15Sultanpur National park and Flats10
2021-02-13 07:30Budhera WTP, Gurgaon1
2021-02-12 09:03Shettikeri Kere ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಕೇರಿ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-02-14 09:30Mangar Bani2
2021-02-21 08:00Yamuna Khadar, Wazirabad1
2021-02-21 06:35Asola Wildlife Sanctuary1
2021-02-07 12:08Madayi Para1
2021-02-06 08:10Asan Conservation Reserve1
2021-02-11 16:26Bhoj Wetland2
2021-02-13 08:09kumbhari lake, Akola4
2021-02-06 16:30Tungabhadra High Level Canal--Tejaswiloka ತುಂಗಭದ್ರಾ ಮೇಲ್ಮಟ್ಟದ ಕಾಲುವೆ--ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಲೋಕ3
2021-02-07 13:30Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve1
2021-02-21 15:30Bidar--Airport Area ಬೀದರ್--ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ ಪ್ರದೇಶ2
2021-01-30 07:50Pachmarhi general area1
2021-02-21 15:56Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve1
2021-02-21 06:45Karhal Bypass Road, Karhal4
2021-02-07 07:00Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary1
2021-02-13 08:37Pappampatti Grassland2
2021-02-06 08:49Narsapur Reserve Forest2
2021-02-13 06:50Osman Sagar Lake2
2021-02-07 06:29Chitravathi River Reservoir3
2021-02-01 07:39Ambazari Lake--Backwaters, Nagpur1
2021-02-24 13:04Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary1
2021-02-07 14:27Pothara Dam,Hinganghat1
2021-02-05 16:52Sivandipatti Lake & Grassland1
2021-02-05 09:10Kandan Kulam2
2021-02-13 13:00Chattarpur, Jabalpur2
2021-02-13 08:07WRS Colony, Raipur2
2021-02-14 06:18Thagarapuvalasa Pond1