Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Sprague's Pipit (Anthus spragueii) - HBW 9, p. 759

French: Pipit de Sprague German: Präriepieper Spanish: Bisbita Llanero

Taxonomy: Alauda Spragueii Audubon, 1844, near Fort Union, North Dakota, USA.
Molecular-genetic analyses suggest possible close relationship with A. furcatus, A. hellmayri and A. bogotensis. May form a clade with those and with A. lutescens, A. correndera and A. antarcticus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in S Canada (C & SE Alberta, C & S Saskatchewan, SW Manitoba) and N USA (N & C Montana, North Dakota, N South Dakota, NW Minnesota). Winters from S USA S to C Mexico.

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