This small bird is seen in my area of southern Ontario in migration, usually singly in spring and sometimes in large number in fall. It breeds in the arctic and mountain areas and winters in the southern portions of North America.
It was previously known as the Water Pipit and grouped with Anthus spinoletta of Eurasia but the three North American subspecies as well as one Asiatic, were split into a separate species.
The images shown are from a flock working a newly plowed field here in Ontario.
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