Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Malindi Pipit (Anthus melindae) - HBW 9, p. 755

French: Pipit de Melinda German: Malindipieper Spanish: Bisbita de Malindi

Taxonomy: Anthus melindae Shelley, 1900, Malindi, Kenya.
Possibly related to A. cinnamomeus and A. pseudosimilis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • mallablensis Colston, 1987 - coast of S Somalia from 30 km NE of Mogadishu S to c. 1º N.
  • melindae Shelley, 1900 - S Somalia (S from lower R Juba and lower R Shabelle and, on coast, from Mogadishu) S to coastal Kenya (S to lower Tana Valley and Mombasa).

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