Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Paramo Pipit (Anthus bogotensis) - HBW 9, p. 761

French: Pipit du paramo German: Paramopieper Spanish: Bisbita Andino

Taxonomy: Anthus bogotensis P. L. Sclater, 1855, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.
Molecular-genetic analyses suggest possible close relationship with A. spragueii, A. furcatus and A. hellmayri; all may belong to a clade that also includes A. lutescens, A. correndera and A. antarcticus. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • meridae J. T. Zimmer, 1953 - Andes in NW Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida, N Táchira).
  • bogotensis P. L. Sclater, 1855 - NW Venezuela (Páramo de Tamá, in S Táchira) and Andes from Colombia (N & S parts of C range, also E range S to Cundinamarca) S to N Peru (Cajamarca).
  • immaculatus Cory, 1916 - NC Peru S to Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).
  • shiptoni ( Chubb, 1923) - NW Argentina (Tucumán).