PIPITS   -   MOTACILLADAE


Yellowish Pipit - Anthus lutescens
Yellowish Pipit
Anthus lutescens lutescens
Pousada Piuval, Pantanal, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
(S8)


Yellowish Pipit - Anthus lutescens
Yellowish Pipit
Anthus lutescens lutescens
Resende, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
(S7)


Short-billed Pipit - Anthus furcatus
Short-billed Pipit
Anthus furcatus furcatus
Valdes Peninsula, Chubut province, Argentina.
This species is found in the high Andes of Peru and Bolivia as well as lowlands areas in the southeastern part of South America  Pipit ID can be a challenge. Shot-billed Pipit has rather scaly upperparts, is rather pale and washed-out, and has only sparse streaking on the flanks. (S6)


Correndera Pipit - Anthus correndera
Correndera Pipit
Anthus correndera
Gaiman, Chubut province, Argentina.
A widespread pipit in southern South America, occuring in both high elevation puna and lowland open areas. It has a striped back and bold streaking on the breast and flanks. (S6)


Ochre-breasted Pipit - Anthus nattereri
Ochre-breasted Pipit
Anthus nattereri
Serra da Canastra NP, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
The only threatened pipit in South America. This one was displaying over recently burned grassland that was just starting to regrow. (S6)


Ochre-breasted Pipit - Anthus nattereri
Ochre-breasted Pipit
Anthus nattereri
Serra da Canastra NP, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
(D3)


Hellmayr's Pipit - Anthus hellmayri
Hellmayr's Pipit
Anthus hellmayri brasilianus
Pedra de Baú, near Campos do Jordao, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Occurs in the high Andes of Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, as well as in southeastern South America. A very localized species in southeast Brazil, occurring mainly in high mountain meadows. (D3)


Hellmayr's Pipit - Anthus hellmayri
Hellmayr's Pipit
Anthus hellmayri brasilianus
Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
(S10)


Paramo Pipit - Anthus bogotensis
Paramo Pipit
Anthus bogotensis bogotensis
Entrance road to Yanacocha reserve, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Found in high Andean grasslands from Venezuela to northern Argentina. (S8)














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