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  Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus)





Red-throated Pipit | Anthus cervinus photo
Red-throated pipit (Anthus cervinus)

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Red-throated Pipit | Anthus cervinus photo
Red-throated Pipit

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RED-THROATED PIPIT FACTS

Description
The Red-throated Pipit is a rare vagrant to Australia. It is a brown streaked bird with white underside. The crown is pale brown. The legs are pink. In the breeding season it has a reddish brown face and throat

Size
15cm

Habitat
In their breeding range they inhabit mountain tundra, grassland, swamps. In winter they are found on grassland, farmland, lake sides.

Food
east insects and seeds

Breeding
nests on the ground in long grass. Lays four to six pale buff eggs with grey spots.

Range
The Red-throated Pipit breeds in northern Europe and northern Asia and migrates to Africa and south and east Asia. It is a rare vagrant to Australia with only a few records



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Motacillidae
Genus:Anthus
Species:cervinus
Common Name:Red-throated Pipit

Relatives in same Genus
  Australasian Pipit (A. novaeseelandiae)