The pipits are monogamous and territorial. Pipits are ground nesters, laying up to six speckled eggs. Molecular studies of the pipits suggest that the genus arose in East Asia around seven million years ago (mya), during the Miocene, and that the genus had spread to the Americas, Africa and Europe between 5 and 6 mya. One unusual feature of the pipits, which they share in common with the rest of their family but not the rest of the passerines, is that the tertials on the wing entirely cover the primary flight feathers. This is thought to be a feature to protect the primaries, which are important to flight, from the sun, which causes the feathers to fade and become brittle if not protected. The pipits are active terrestrial birds that usually spend most of their time on the ground. They will fly in order to display during breeding, while migrating and dispersing, and also when flushed by danger. A few species make use of trees, perching in them and flying to them when disturbed. Low shrubs, rocks and termite nests may also be used as vantage points. Like their relatives the wagtails, pipits engage in tail-wagging. The way in which a pipit does this can provide clues to its identity in otherwise similar looking species. Upland Pipits, for example, flick their tails quite quickly, as opposed to Olive-backed Pipits which wag their tails more gently.In general pipits move their tails quite slowly. The Buff-bellied Pipit wags its tail both up and down and from side to side. The exact function of tail-wagging is unclear; in the related wagtails it is thought to be a signal to predators of vigilance. Ref wikipedia
Pipet – Bird Similar to Wagtails and larks
In Marathi Pipit is called as Dhan Teer Chimani धान तिरचिमणी
In Hindi Pipit is called Charchari or Rugaeel चरचरी, रुगाईल
Bird watching spots in Pune Sinhagad Valley (Near Sinhagad Fort), Kavdi (Off Sholapur Road, left turn about 100 meters from the toll plaza), Bhigwan (100 KM from Pune, on Sholapur Road), Pashan Lake (Aundh-Pashan), Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (Off Sholapur Road – 45 KM from Pune), Morachi Chincholi (Off Nagar Road 45 KM from Pune), Dive Ghat (On Way to Saswad).
Pipit near sinhagad fort Pune