Alternative name: Oriental Pipit
- Anthus rufulus
- Upperparts streaked greyish-brown
- Pale underparts with breast streaking
- Long legs andd tail and a long dark bill
- Sexes are similar
- Juveniles have warmer brown upperparts.
Asia: found in Mongolia, China, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Japan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Singapore, Philippines, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas, Bali, Timor
Around six subspecies recognized.
This species was formerly a part of a much larger species called Anthus novaseelandiae which was split in African Pipit, Mountain Pipit, Paddyfield Pipit, Richard's Pipit and Australasian Pipit.
- North-western Indian subcontinent
- Eastern Lesser Sundas (Sawu, Timor, Roti, Kisar, Leti, Moa, Sermata)
Open country, grasslands, ricefields, scrub and parks up to 1500m.
It's main diet consists of insects
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BF Member observations
 External Links
- Here is a thread discussing the identification of Paddyfield Pipit. []