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Olive-backed Pipit Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Anaheim (Yorba Regional Park), CA
GPS: 33.9N, -117.8W, elev=316' MAP
Date: November 1, 2014
ID : B13K7086 [4896 x 3264]

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Olive-backed Pipit Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Anaheim (Yorba Regional Park), CA
GPS: 33.9N, -117.8W, elev=316' MAP
Date: November 1, 2014
ID : B13K7153 [4896 x 3264]

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SPECIES INFO

at Bracebridge in Kolkata, India.

The Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni, is a small passerine bird of the pipit (Anthus) genus, which breeds across South, north Central and East Asia, as well as in the northeast of European Russia. It is a long-distance migrant moving in winter to southern Asia and Indonesia. Sometimes it is also called Indian, or Hodgson's, Tree Pipit, owing to the resemblance with the Tree Pipit. However, its back is more olive-toned and less streaked than that species, and its head pattern is different with a better-marked supercilium.

Distribution
  • Summer: from Himalayan Pakistan and Kashmir into India, westward through Nepal, into China, north to Gansu province, and eastwards through Korea to Japan, and north through north Central Asia into north-eastern Europe (European Russia). Occasionally a rare vagrant in western Europe. Breeds up to 4500m in eastern Nepal.
  • Winter: Broad southern region across Asia, from peninsular India, east to southeast Asia and the Philippines.
  • Habitat: Affects open country. Wintering in evergreen woodland, Summers in groves and wooded biotope.

Description at Bracebridge in Kolkata, India.
  • Size: Sparrow+ (ca. 15cm)
  • Appearance: Greenish brown streaked with darker brown above. Supercilium, double wingbar and outer rectrices whitish. Whitish to buff below streaked with dark brown on breast and flanks. Sexes alike
  • Habits: Seen singly or pairs. Runs about on the ground in search of food and flies up into trees when disturbed. Flight jerky and undulating.
  • Call: Song lark-like and uttered on the wing, similar to the Tree Pipit, but faster and higher pitched. A single tseep or spek, also similar to the Tree Pipit.
  • Food: Insects, grass and weed seeds.
  • Food: Largely insects, but will also take seeds.

Nesting Breeding at Mailee Thaatch (10000 ft.) in Kullu - Manali District of Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Season: May to July.
  • Nest: a cup of moss and grass placed on the ground under a tuft of grass or boulder. open woodland and scrub.
  • Eggs: 3-5, usu. 4, dark brown, spotted darker. Usually two broods are raised.

The scientific name of this bird commemorates the British ornithologist Brian Houghton Hodgson.

Gallery

at Bracebridge in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

at Bracebridge in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Singing at 10500 ft. in Kullu - Manali District of Himachal Pradesh, India

In Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

at Bracebridge in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.





                                     




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