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2012-05-18
Striped Pipit at Zwahili Private Game Lodge


 

Striped Pipit

The Striped Pipit - Anthus lineiventris  is found in patches from southern Kenya through Tanzania, Zambia, southern DRC and Malawi to southern Africa. Here it is uncommon to fairly common in northern Mozambique, Zimbabwe, south-eastern Botswana, eastern South Africa and Swaziland. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. It generally prefers woodland on the steep slopes of mountains, hills and gorges.

Description

The striped pipit is a large pipit with bold markings and a long buffy supercilium. It can be distinguished by yellow-edged wing-feathers, well streaked underparts and speckled face. The legs are pink, bill and eyes brown.

Call

It has a loud , whistling, thrush like song.

Food

Food consists of insects and other invertebrates, including ticks.

Breeding

The breeding season is from September to January. The nest is a cup, placed on level ground against a rock or dead grass tuft. The clutch consists normally of 2 to 3 white eggs, heavily speckled with brown and grey.

Conservation Status – Least Concern

This species has an extremely large range and the global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Birdwatching

Ask Aves Birding Tours/Safaris/Adventures to create an Aves custom tour for you or book on one of the following scheduled Aves Birding Tours/Safaris/Adventures: -

Aves Eastern Cape Birding Tour / Safari /Adventure.

Aves Highlands / Tembe Birding Tour / Safari / Adventure.

Aves KZN Birding Tour / Safari / Adventure.

Aves North East Birding Tour / Safari / Adventure.

Aves North West Birding Tour / Safari /Adventure.

 


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