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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Buff-bellied Pipit

 

 

Awaiting image for this species

(could be a long wait!)

 

 

Buff-bellied Pipit

(American Pipit, Buff-bellied Pipit) )

Anthus rubescens

 

  • Buff-bellied Pipit (American Pipit, Buff-bellied Pipit)
  • Anthus rubescens
  • UK: Accidental: Just 2 UK records 1958 - 2004 BTO (Shetland & Outer Hebrides)
    (Since then also Oxfordshire on the 7th October 2007 & WI on 18th October, 2007)
  • WI: Very rare accidental/vagrant (five or less records)
  • Breeds: Northern North America
  • Winters: Pacific coast of N USA, Atlantic coast of S USA - C USA
  • Habitat: Tundra, meadows. Breeding: open & lightly vegetated areas
  • Lightly streaked grey-brown above, buff breast & flanks diffusely streaked, whitish belly.
    Call is a Squeaky sip (ID from other pipits)
  • Diet: Insect eater: Terrestrial & freshwater invertebrates, plus some seeds

 

Buff-bellied Pipit records in the Western Isles

Very rare accidental/vagrant (five or less records)

 

In addition to the BTO mention of a Buff-bellied Pipit in the Western isles (1958 -2004) there was an occurence of the bird on 18th October 2007 on Torlum Machair (Borve Point) Benbecula


The chart below shows how abundant the Buff-bellied Pipit is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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Other local bird photographs

Sources of information for the bird sightings section


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