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
Percheadno en el pastizal
Locality Flores Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.4
Individuo posado sobre las rocas.
Locality Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 20 weeks ago 4.1
Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, Neotropical-Faro Querandí Reserve.
Locality Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 19 December 2010 1 year ago 3.8
A bird in a grassland.
Locality Tafi del Valle, Tucumán Province, Argentina (ssp hellmayri)
Kini Roesler 20 November 2008 3 years ago 3.3
Adult perched on a post.
Locality São Francisco de Paula, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil (ssp brasilianus)
Ken Havard 28 November 2012 15 weeks ago 3.3
A bird perched in a termit mound.
Locality Pedra do Baú, São Bento do Sapucaí, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp brasilianus)
Josep del Hoyo 28 August 2010 2 years ago 3.2
On a highland bush
Locality Campos do Jordao, São Paulo State, Brazil
Guy Poisson 15 September 2006 2 years ago 2.9