South Georgia pipit

The South Georgia pipit is the world’s most southerly songbird and is, unusually, a carnivore, feeding on the left-overs of kills made by much bigger predators as well as its diet of insects and spiders.  The pipit is South Georgia’s only passerine and one of the few non-seabirds of the region.  Until South Georgia’s rat removal programme, the bird suffered dramatically from predation but is now often seen around the beaches and, in this case, on the kelp of the shoreline.

 

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