I saw two pipits together and decided to photograph them to gather photos of the resident pipit, paddyfield pipit, which is also the only pipit found in Singapore.
Photographs, p41 and p42, show one of the individual, pipit 1.
Photographs, p51 and p52, show the other individual, pipit 2.
(Pardon the blur photos)
p41: Black squarish median-covert with a thick white fringe. Short tail in comparison to tail. Lacks eyestripe.
p42: Long distinct crown streaks. Thick streaks on mantle. Pale fringe on outertail feather. Whitish "wingbars"
p51 and p52: Shorter tail compared to legs. Curved toenails. (Left toenail is longer than right) Distinct black malar stripe. Indistinct lore. Short buffish supercilium, starting from eye and ending at ear covert. Short streaks on crown and mantle. Squarish black median-coverts with obvious buff fringes.
Prior to these pipits, I saw another pipit, pipit 3, perched on top of a headstone. (see photographs p31, p32, p33)
- Unlike the aforementioned pair of pipits, this pipit had a longer tail relative to its legs and doesn't show obvious the buff fringes around the median coverts.
- Additionally, while the crown is streaky, its hindneck and mantle are not.
- Compared to the other two pipits, this pipit has a straighter hind-toenail
- Clean whitish lores
- Yellow bill base
- Bill is pinkish with a sharp tapered tip. (Pipit 1 and 2: Bulge near the tip, giving an impression that bill is stout and blunt.)
- Distinct long black malar and moustachial stripe
Due to pipit 3, I suspect that pipit 1 and 2 are blyth's pipits but would need the experts to verify.