Conservation status
In some trouble

New Zealand pipits are slender, small to medium-sized, long-tailed songbirds that are common in rough open habitats from the coastline to alpine shrublands. They walk or run, characteristically flicking their tail up and down whenever they stop walking, or when perched. Pipits are friendly and don't mind people getting close compared to most open country songbirds. The are omnivores, eating grain, seeds and small bugs. 


Credit: Glenda Rees