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Then, again, our three common pipits -- the tree-pipit (Anthus arboreus), the meadow-pipit (Anthus pratensis), and the rock-pipit or sea-lark (Anthus obscurus) have each occupied a distinct place in nature to which they have become specially adapted, as indicated by the different form and size of the hind toe and claw in each species.
The note of the tree-pipit came from over the corn -- there were some detached oaks away in the midst of the field, and the birds were doubtless flying continually up and down between the wheat and the branches.