Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) - HBW 9, p. 764

French: Pipit à gorge rousse German: Rotkehlpieper Spanish: Bisbita Gorgirrojo

Taxonomy: Motacilla cervina Pallas, 1811, Kolyma, Siberia, north Russia.
Possibly forms a clade with A. pratensis, A. roseatus, A. spinoletta, A. petrosus and A. rubescens. Birds from W part of Eurasian range (E to Taymyr Peninsula), on average slightly larger and with more contrast in plumage, sometimes recognized as race rufogularis; variation, however, apparently clinal. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in N Holarctic, mostly N of Arctic Circle, in narrow band from N Fennoscandia E to NE Russia (Chukotsk Peninsula, S to Kamchatka) and extreme NW USA (W Alaska). Winters predominantly in Africa (mostly S of Sahara) and SE Asia.