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Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.
 Similar species
Long-billed Pipit is very similar but Kimberley Pipit has a shorter bill, a longer hind claw, a more distinct cream supercilium, rufous ear-coverts and more distinct black maler stripe. The wing formula is also different. African Pipit has paler brown streaks and a less extensive breastband with fainter streaking.
The exact distribution is still poorly known. Recorded from Kimberley area in central South Africa, in adjacent regions of South Africa and in southern Namibia and on the Botswana-South Africa border.
This is a monotypic species.
Found in grassland with short vegetation and on bare ground in open grassveld. Also dry riverbeds and limestone areas.
Feeds on invertebrates. Forages on the ground walking in crouched posture. Often flicks its tail and crouches while pecking. Does not perch in trees or bushes like Long-billed Pipit.
Breeding season from October to November. Display flight up to 20, 30m high, then calls as it descends in loops. Two nests recorded, both on the ground well concealed in grass tufts and roots. One contained 2 eggs, the other 3 chicks.
Largely sedentary. Some movements possible from May to August.
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