Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Paddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus)

Paddyfield pipit
 















Paddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus)

Paddyfield pipit or Oriental pipit is a small passerine bird in the pipit and wagtail family. Adult Paddyfield pipit bird  has mainly greyish-brown streaked upperparts, pale buff underparts with streaks around upper-breast and long bill/tail/legs.young birds are more richly coloured below than adults and have the pale edges to the feathers of the upper parts more conspicuous with more prominent spotting on the breastsize.size15cm.

Habitat

Grassland and other open habitats.

Diet

Insects and their larvae, such as weevils, ants and termites.

Range

Sri Lnak, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Nepal.

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External Links:Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page

Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Sources Of Information

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6

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