• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Olive-backed Pipit - BirdForum Opus

Anthus hodgsoni

Identification

15cm

  • Upperparts greenish brown streaked with darker brown
  • Bold white supercilium
  • White double wingbar and outer rectrices
  • Underparts white to buff streaked with dark brown on breast and flanks

Sexes similar.

Distribution

Widespread throughout Asia and the northeast of Russia.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. h. yunnanensis:
  • A. h. hodgsoni (berezowskii):

A third subspecies, berezowskii is not recognised by all authorities[2]

Habitat

Open woodland and orchards, gardens, grasslands, wetlands and town parks.

Behaviour

Diet

Diet includes insects, grass and weed seeds.

Breeding

It builds a cupshaped nest of moss and grass placed on the ground under a tuft of grass or boulder. The 3-5 eggs are dark brown, spotted darker. Usually two broods are raised.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations

Recommended Citation

External Links


Top