Hellmayr's Pipit (Anthus hellmayri) - HBW 9, p. 761
French: Pipit de Hellmayr
Spanish: Bisbita Pálido
Taxonomy: Anthus hellmayri Hartert, 1909, Río Salí, Tucumán, Argentina.
Molecular-genetic analyses suggest possible close relationship with A. spragueii, A. furcatus and A. bogotensis; all may belong to a clade that also includes A. lutescens, A. correndera and A. antarcticus. DNA studies also suggest that nominate race and brasilianus, geographically isolated from each other and differing significantly in size, plumage colour and pattern, and voice, may represent two separate species. Race dabbenei possibly inseparable from nominate, but also geographically remote. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- hellmayri Hartert, 1909 - E Andean slopes from SE Peru (Puno) S to NW Argentina (S to Tucumán, also in Sierras de Córdoba).
- dabbenei Hellmayr, 1921 - highlands of S Argentina in Neuquén and W Chubut, also SE Río Negro (Somuncurá Plateau); probably also adjacent S Chile.
- brasilianus Hellmayr, 1921 - SE Brazil (S from Espírito Santo), SE Paraguay, NE & E Argentina (Corrientes, E Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
A bird on top of a termite mound, used as singing post. Locality Pedra do Baú, São Bento do Sapucaí, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp brasilianus)
Josep del Hoyo 28 August 2010 5 years ago 52 sec 4.7
A bird calling from a termite mound. Locality Pedra do Baú, São Bento do Sapucaí, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp brasilianus)
Josep del Hoyo 28 August 2010 4 years ago 31 sec 4.6
An adult bird singing Locality Campos do Jordao, São Paulo State, Brazil
Helbert E. Noventa 10 October 2015 6 weeks ago 32 sec 4.5
bird foraging Locality Laguna, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Leonardo R. Deconto 21 August 2011 4 years ago 46 sec 4.5
A bird perched Locality Porto Amazonas, Paraná State, Brazil
Leonardo R. Deconto 12 November 2010 5 years ago 35 sec 3.6
A bird singing in response to playback Locality Candói, Paraná State, Brazil
Leonardo R. Deconto 4 October 2010 4 years ago 30 sec 3
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Percheadno en el pastizal
Locality Flores Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 2 years ago 4.5
Individuo posado sobre las rocas.
Locality Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 2 years ago 4.1
Perched on a tree
Locality Tucumán Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 12 October 2015 5 weeks ago 4
Locality Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 14 December 2012 2 years ago 3.8
Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, Neotropical-Faro Querandí Reserve.
Locality Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 19 December 2010 4 years ago 3.8
A bird in a grassland.
Locality Tafi del Valle, Tucumán Province, Argentina (ssp hellmayri)
Kini Roesler 20 November 2008 5 years ago 3.3