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.
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Mountain Pipit (Anthus hoeschi)
Locality Sani Pass, Lesotho
Jacques Erard 15 October 2005 38 weeks ago 4.5
Bird resting on a rock
Locality Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, Free State Province, South Africa
Dubi Shapiro 8 January 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Bird standing on an antenna after flushed
Locality Drakensberg Mountains, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Dubi Shapiro 8 January 2011 2 years ago 4.2
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