- Hemimacronyx chloris
Length 16-18 cm, 25 g
Breeding adult: Similar to the common African Pipit, but with a pale face and lemon-yellow underparts. Upperparts buffy brown, spotted and streaked with dark brown. The eyebrows and outer tail are white, and the yellow breast is lightly streaked black.
Non-breeding adult: Pale buffy brown below, with central belly yellowish.
Placed in genus Anthus by some authorities.
Montane grassland when breeding and lowland grassland and bushveld when not breeding.
Solitary or in pairs when breeding; otherwise in small flocks.
Forages on the ground for insects. Flushes reluctantly, preferring to remain behind cover on the ground when disturbed.
November to January. Nests are well-hidden under grass tufts; they are cups of dry grass lined with rootlets. Three eggs are laid.
Males sing in display flights or from a perch.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Hockey, PAR, WRJ Dean, and PG Ryan, eds. 2005. Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa. 7th ed. Cape Town: John Voelcker Bird Book Fund. ISBN 978-0620340533
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