The best known is Sprague's pipit, called the Missouri skylark, or sometimes the prairie skylark.
The food of this pipit is composed of insects, and worms, and small seeds.
The scene of the tragedy was the nest of a pipit, or titlark, on the ground beneath a heather-bush.
From this and the season, and the size and color of the bird, I knew he had seen the pipit or titlark.
My new-found friend (the feathered one, I mean) was the American pipit, which some years ago was known as the tit-lark.
Like the other members of its family, our Ground-Lark, or pipit, sometimes sings beautifully as it soars.
Sprague's pipit is all in streaks of brown and gray, and lighter below.
When sitting on the wire its tail used to hang down in a most unwagtail-like manner, so that the bird looked rather like a pipit.
I looked in vain for the wood-lark; the country people confound it with the pipit.
The breeding season of this pipit varies considerably according to latitude.