D or streaked with dark brown or black. They have the wagtail trick of
wagging the tail, but they perform the action in a half-hearted manner.
The two pipits most often seen on the Nilgiris in summer are the Nilgiri
pipit (_Anthus nilgirensis_) and the Indian pipit (_A. rufulus_). I know
of no certain method of distinguishing these two species without
catching them and examining the hind toe. This is much shorter in the
former than in the latter species. The Nilgiri pipit goes about singly
or in pairs, and, although it frequents grassy land, it usually keeps to
cover and flie
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