ETYM So named from its call note.
Small songbirds resembling larks; SYN. titlark, lark.
Several larklike singing birds; titlark.
Any of various sparrow-sized ground-dwelling songbirds of the genus Anthus of the family Motacillidae, which also includes wagtails.
The North American water pipit A. spinoletta lives near water in fields and on beaches. It is brown and tan with a slender bill.