Last December in France (lake of Divonne, Ain) I took a picture of this bird looking for some food on the beach of the lake.
It looks like a specimen of the genus
Motacillidae) but as these specimen are quite difficult to identify (especially winter time), I would like to have some confirmation.
By the picture I found on different Internet sites, my potentials guess are (by order of confidence):
- Water pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
- Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
- Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
- Eurasian rock pipit (Anthus petrosus)
Eurasian rock pipit could be present in the region while migrating but this is the less probable in my opinion.