Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Berthelot's Pipit (Anthus berthelotii) - HBW 9, p. 755

French: Pipit de Berthelot German: Kanarenpieper Spanish: Bisbita Caminero
Other common names: Canarian/Canary Islands Pipit

Taxonomy: Anthus Berthelotii Bolle, 1862, Canary Islands.
Relationships uncertain; believed to be closest to A. campestris, but behavioural aspects suggest possible affinities with A. similis. Race madeirensis sometimes subsumed in nominate. Birds from Lanzarote, described as race lanzaroteae, considered indistinguishable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • madeirensis Hartert, 1905 - Madeira Archipelago (Madeira, Desertas and Porto Santo, reported also from Baixo I).
  • berthelotii Bolle, 1862 - Selvagens and Canary Is.