Water Pipit / Biscita alpino
Maximum size: 17 cm
They live in ponds, pools and swamped areas around rivers, highland
pastures, croplands and meadows, as well as in the banks of streams where
They only breed in the northern strip and in the centre of the Iberian
Peninsula, between 700 and 2,600 m altitude. During the winter they migrate
to the wetlands in the south, even to the coast. In fact they are also
known as Coastal pipit.
They are customary in winter. They can be seen from October to March
near riverbanks, meadows, marshes and flooded areas. They feed on invertebrates,
particularly on insects. They are included in the National List of
Threatened Species, and their conservation status is ‘Special Interest’.
They are included in the IUCN (The International Union for Conservation
of Nature) Red List.