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pipit, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

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Old Friday 24th October 2014, 19:01   #1
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pipit, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

These pipits were on the golf course at Fraser's Hill, July 2014.
My first idea was Paddyfield Pipit.
A local birder told me Paddyfield was never seen here ?
He told me it must Richard's Pipit.

Anyone who can help ?
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Old Friday 24th October 2014, 20:54   #2
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It is not a Richard's Pipit and with that thin loral-stripe and that structure I would say Paddyfield Pipit, despite what the local says. The thing that concerns me is the streaks extending down onto the flanks as I can't match that to any Paddyfield Pipit that I have seen but I have found photographs of juvenile Paddyfield with streaking on the rear flanks.


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It is a Paddyfield Pipit. Note the rather short hindclaw and slight dark loral stripe, for instance.
Paddyfield Pipit is the default pipit species in Peninsular Malaysia, and I have certainly seen them on the golf course in Fraser's Hill even though I have been there only once.
According to Dave Blakewell's blog, there have been no confirmed records of Richard's Pipit in Peninsular Malaysia, at least not up to 2012 (
The Fraser's Hill checklist only includes Paddyfield and Olive-tree Pipit:
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Old Sunday 26th October 2014, 04:10   #4
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Lores, short hing-claw, short tail and ear-coverts all worth noting on this Paddyfield Pipit, which is a common bird on the golf course at Fraser's Hill.

Richard's Pipit was only recorded (and accepted) for the first time in December 2013 -

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