Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera) - HBW 9, p. 760

French: Pipit correndera German: Correnderapieper Spanish: Bisbita Correndera

Taxonomy: Anthus correndera Vieillot, 1818, Paraguay.
Probably closest to A. antarcticus; the two may be part of a clade that also contains A. spragueii, A. furcatus, A. lutescens, A. hellmayri and A. bogotensis. Recent DNA work suggests that nominate race and catamarcae may represent a separate species, or indeed two separate species. Races appear to intergrade. Proposed race phillipsi (Port Stanley, in Falkland Is) synonymized with grayi. Five subspecies tentatively recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • calcaratus Taczanowski, 1875 - mountains of Peru.
  • catamarcae Hellmayr, 1921 - N Chile (E Antofagasta), SW Bolivia and NW Argentina (Catamarca).
  • correndera Vieillot, 1818 - S Paraguay, N Argentina, Uruguay and extreme SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul).

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  • calcaratus Taczanowski, 1875 - mountains of Peru.
  • catamarcae Hellmayr, 1921 - N Chile (E Antofagasta), SW Bolivia and NW Argentina (Catamarca).
  • correndera Vieillot, 1818 - S Paraguay, N Argentina, Uruguay and extreme SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul).
  • chilensis (Lesson, 1839) - Chile (S from Atacama) and S Argentina S to Tierra del Fuego.
  • grayi Bonaparte, 1850 - Falkland Is.