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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Red-throated Pipit

 

 

Awaiting image for this species

(could be a long wait!)

 

 

Red-throated Pipit

Anthus cervinus

 

  • Red-throated Pipit
  • Anthus cervinus
  • UK: Scarce Visitor
  • UK: 9 records a year (406 birds 1958 - 2006) BTO
  • WI: Rare visitor (10 or less records)
  • Breeds: Open country: mountains, marsh, tundra, wet meadows. Nests on hummock in marsh, elsewise on ground. Far North of Europe & Asia, Alaska
  • Winters: Africa, Asia West Europe (vagrant to UK)
  • Insecteater: small insects. Some seeds
  • Small pipit. Breeding adults: brick-red face &throat. Otherwise a pipit heavily streaked brown above with whitish mantle stripes. Below has black markings on white background .

 

Red-throated Pipit records in the Western Isles

Rare visitor (10 or less records)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 


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

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

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