Striped Pipit (Anthus lineiventris) - HBW 9, p. 755
French: Pipit de Sundevall
Spanish: Bisbita Rayado
Other common names: Large Striped Pipit
Taxonomy: Anthus lineiventris Sundevall, 1850, Mohapoani, Limpopo River, Botswana.
Was previously sometimes thought to form a superspecies with A. crenatus, but the two species differ widely in plumage characters and ecology. Described race sylvivagus included in nominate and angolensis (from Angola) in stygium; furthermore, stygium considered by some authors to be indistinguishable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- stygium Clancey, 1952 - W Angola, and disjunctly from NW & W Tanzania, SE Kenya (Taita Hills, Chyulu Hills), SE DRCongo and W, E & S Zambia S to NE Botswana, Zimbabwe, N, W & S Mozambique and coastal E South Africa.
- lineiventris Sundevall, 1850 - SE Botswana E to NE South Africa and W Swaziland.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
singing from high perch at dawn Locality Bolero, Northern Region, Malawi (ssp stygium)
Martin Kennewell 2 October 2014 6 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 39 sec 3.3
on branch in lower canopy, has a stretch, was flushed from forest floor and stayed on this perch for 15 minutes (as was still th Locality Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, Central Region, Malawi (ssp stygium)
Martin Kennewell 28 September 2014 7 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 36 sec 0
on branch in lower canopy, was flushed from forest floor and stayed on this perch for 15 minutes (as was still there when I walk Locality Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, Central Region, Malawi (ssp stygium)
Martin Kennewell 28 September 2014 8 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 33 sec 0
Locality Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, Central Region, Malawi (ssp stygium)
Nik Borrow 24 November 2013 44 weeks ago 4.1
Locality Taita Hills, Kenya (ssp stygium)
Nik Borrow 18 November 2008 4 years ago 3.5
Feeding on ground
Locality Rusumo, East Province, Rwanda
Jason Anderson 18 October 2010 3 years ago 2.9
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