AUSTRALASIAN PIPIT FACTS
The Australasian Pipit is a small brown ground bird. The back and wings is brown with white streaks. The chest is white streaked with brown and belly is white. There is a pale stripe above the eye. It is similar in appearance to the introduced Skylark but does not have a head crest like the lark. This bird is also listed by some authors as the Australian Pipit (Anthus australis).
Richard's Pipit, Australian Pipit
16cm - 18cm
open woodland, heathland, grassland, farmland, vegetated sand dunes, roadsides.
feeds on insects and other small invertebrates, and also grass seeds and other small plant seeds
The nest is a grass cup hidden in long grass. It lays three or four buff white eggs with dense fine brown freckles.
found throughout Australia and also found in New Zealand and New Guinea
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Australasian Pipit|
Relatives in same Genus
Red-throated Pipit (A. cervinus)