Mountain Pipit (Anthus hoeschi) - HBW 9, p. 747
French: Pipit alticole
Spanish: Bisbita Montano
Taxonomy: Anthus hoeschi Stresemann, 1938, Erongo Mountains, Damaraland, Namibia.
Recent studies suggest that it is most closely linked phylogenetically to A. latistriatus. Formerly treated as part of expanded “A. novaeseelandiae complex”, and synonymized with race bocagei of A. cinnamomeus by some authors. Described races editus (from Lesotho) and lwenarum (from NW Zambia) considered indistinguishable from other populations. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds in the Drakensberg of South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, N Eastern Cape) and Lesotho; migrates to E Angola, S DRCongo and NW Zambia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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