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Upland Pipit - BirdForum Opus

Anthus sylvanus
Photo by Alok Tewari
Himachal Pradesh, India, June 2009


17 cm (6¾ in)

  • Large,heavily streaked pipit
  • Bufffish upper parts
  • Finer black streaking on underparts
  • Prominent supercilium
  • Reddish legs


Asia: eastern Afghanistan, south-eastern China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Western Himalayas, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar


This is a monotypic species[1].


Hill slopes and flats between 1000-3000 meters during different seasons.



They forage on the ground, in a creeping fashion, for small invertebrates.


  1. 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/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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