Yellowish Pipit

Yellowish Pipit

Summary:

Profile Yellowish Pipit
[Authority] Pucherna, 1855 | [group] Wagtails and pipits | [order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Motacillidae | [latin] Anthus lutescens | [UK] Yellowish Pipit | [FR]

[Authority] Pucherna, 1855 | [group] Wagtails and pipits | [order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Motacillidae | [latin] Anthus lutescens | [UK] Yellowish Pipit | [FR] Pitpit jaunatre | [DE] Savannenpieper | [ES] Bisbita Amarillento | [NL] Gele Pieper | copyright picture

copyright: J. del Hoyo

Slender bird with upperparts streaked buff and brown. Small eyering and underparts yellowish and on breast streaked yellowish with brown. Blackish tail with outer feathers white. Bill thin with upper mandible dusky and and lower mandible paler.

Its natural habitats are temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and pastureland.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In Suirname only found in the Sipilawini savanna.

Like all pipits forages by walking and running through short grass or open land. Hunts mainly for insects, hard to see when crouched in grass.


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern. [conservation status from birdlife.org]


Monogamous specie which breeds in small colonies of 15-20 pairs. Nest is built on the ground in grass and is ovenlike shaped. Clutch 2-4 eggs. No further data.

Sedentary throughout range.

Specification

  1. Measurements
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  4. size min.: 13 cm
  5. size max.: 14 cm
  6. Breeding
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  10. fledging max.: 0 days
  11. broods 1
  12. eggs min.: 2
  13. eggs max.: 4
  14. Conservation Status
  15. Yellowish Pipit status Least Concern

Subspecies

  1. Anthus lutescens lutescens
  2. Anthus lutescens peruvianus
  3. Anthus lutescens parvus
  4. Anthus lutescens
  5. SA widespread, also w Panama
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