This small passerine likes open, hot and dry habitats from coastal to mountainous areas. It can be present in a quite diverse range of habitats, but prefers dry grasslands, dry ridges, steppes, gravel pits and other habitats providing to some extent bare soil with very short and sparse vegetation.
- Migration behaviour: Being a migratory species, the Tawny Pipit stays in Africa during winter.
- Diet: It feeds on various insects, small spiders, worms, and small seeds.
- Status: In the PACA region (Southern France) the species nests regularly with fluctuating densities. However, it is declining in Europe.
- Presence in the Alpilles : The species breeds in natural habitats (mainly open scrubland with grassland) or in agricultural areas.