A passing migrant through Cyprus and the Akamas peninsula, in early spring (March – April) and in autumn (September – October), with some individuals often overwintering. It’s seen usually in flocks, often with other Pipit and Wagtail species, typically at low and medium elevation areas. Its frequented mostly in open areas with low vegetation, coastal areas, meadows and pastures, agricultural areas and wetlands.
It feeds on the ground, by walking and looking for various insects, while every so the flocks are moving by flying further away. It’s a sparrow sized bird, with very different proportions. It has a slender and more elongated body, longer tail and a slender bill. The coloration is earth like, brownish above with intense and contrasty black stripes, the underside is white with black spotting. The throat, chest and area around the eye are reddish, especially on the breeding plumaged birds.