03 July 2011

Paddyfield pipit (Anthus rufulus)

Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus) is a small passerine bird in the pipits and wagtail family

 It is a resident breeder in open scrub, grassland and cultivation in southern Asia east to the Philippines. Although among the few breeding pipits in the Asian region, identification becomes difficult in winter when several other species migrate into the region.

This is a large pipit at 15 cm, but is otherwise an undistinguished looking bird, mainly streaked grey-brown above and pale below with breast streaking. It is long legged with a long tail and a long dark bill.

                                                                                Loc:  Paya Indah Wetland Selangor Malaysia July 2011

2 comments:

  1. This one is a paddyfield pipit, Richard's Pipit is a winter migrant and not often sighted in Malaysia.

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  2. thanks Madi...appreciated.

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