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SPECIES INFO

The South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus) is a sparrow sized bird, only found on the South Georgia archipelago. It is the Antarctic's only song bird, and South Georgia's only passerine, and one of the few non-seabirds of the region.

It builds nests from dried grass, and lays four eggs a year. It lives off insects and spiders, and beach debris.

It has been threatened by human introductions to the islands such as rats and cats, and also by environmental damage caused by humans themselves.





                                     



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