Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens
A migratory, small bird usually seen walking on the ground looking for food. Diet consists mostly of insects. It is a migratory bird, spending summer in the tundra.
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How to Identify
An undistinguished-looking bird with a whitish belly, breast white with dark spots, brown back and dark beak and legs. To identify this species, a close look is required. Running around on the ground may be a behavioral characteristic.
Where and When to Spot
Rarely seen in Southern Quebec unless on a stop during migration in spring. The only observation of this species happened during migration in Tadoussac on the beach.