Rock Pipit - Anthus petrosus

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Common name: Rock Pipit

Scientific name: Anthus petrosus

Accession number: 133

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"When disturbed while feeding, it flutters about, frequently repeating its note, settles on a rock or stone, or on the grass, keeps vibrating its body, and waits until the intruder departs. "

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