Berthelot's Pipit (Anthus berthelotii) - HBW 9, p. 755
French: Pipit de Berthelot
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
An adult walking in search of food in a coastal area. Locality Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (ssp berthelotii)
Pierandrea Brichetti 2 March 2011 1 year ago 44 sec 4.5
A bird in a windy day Locality Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2009 5 years ago 27 sec 4.2
A bird perched on a rock calling Locality Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (ssp berthelotii)
Eric Roualet 29 December 2012 2 years ago 20 sec 4
A bird on the ground. Locality Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Jeremiusz Trzaska 24 March 2010 5 years ago 23 sec 4
A bird foraging. Locality Alcalá, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 8 December 2014 48 weeks ago 15 sec 3.8
A bird foraging Locality Janubio Marsh, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (ssp berthelotii)
Eric Roualet 28 December 2012 2 years ago 19 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 54 photos
bird on rock
Locality Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (ssp berthelotii)
Tom Heijnen 12 February 2012 1 year ago 4.7
A close up of a bird.
Locality Pinar de Chío, Guía de Isora, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 10 December 2014 48 weeks ago 4.6
Single bird on the cliff top.
Locality Madeira, Madeira Islands
David Lingard 20 November 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Sitting on a stone
Locality Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (ssp berthelotii)
Thorsten Stegmann 20 February 2011 3 years ago 4.5
male perched (watching at the female)
Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands
Georges Olioso 23 March 2009 6 years ago 4.4
A front view of a bird.
Locality La Cabezada, Teno Mountains, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 12 December 2014 48 weeks ago 4.3