Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Rosy Pipit (Anthus roseatus) - HBW 9, p. 763

French: Pipit rosé German: Rosenpieper Spanish: Bisbita Rosado
Other common names: Roseate/Rose-breasted/Vinaceous-breasted Pipit

Taxonomy: Anthus roseatus Blyth, 1847, Nepal.
Originally named as A. pelopus, but that name invalid. Relationships uncertain; possibly forms a clade with A. pratensis, A. cervinus, A. spinoletta, A. petrosus and A. rubescens. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in mountains from extreme W China (W Xinjiang) S to NE Afghanistan and E in Himalayas to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), and in S & E China (C Gansu E probably to Nei Mongol and W Hebei, S to S & E Xizang, Yunnan, W Guizhou and W Hubei); probably also in extreme N & NE Myanmar. Winters S to N India (S to Rajasthan and Assam), Bangladesh and N Thailand.

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