Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) - HBW 9, p. 765
French: Pipit des arbres
Spanish: Bisbita Arbóreo
Other common names: Brown Tree Pipit, Eurasian Tree Pipit
Taxonomy: Alauda trivialis Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Appears to be very closely related to A. hodgsoni. E populations, slightly larger in size and paler in colour, with larger chest streaks and less pointed wing than nominate, sometimes treated as race sibiricus, but variation evidently clinal; similarly, proposed races salomonseni (from Scotland) and differens (NE Turkey) included in nominate; described race burzil (Kashmir) considered indistinguishable from haringtoni. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- trivialis (Linnaeus, 1758) - breeds from N & W Europe (except Iceland and Ireland) E to LBaikal and middle R Aldan (possibly to upper R Kolyma) and, in S, from N Mediterranean and N Turkey E to Transcaucasus and N Iran; winters in sub-Saharan Africa and in India.
- schlueteri Kleinschmidt, 1920 - breeds in mountains from E Kazakhstan and NW China (Tarbagatay and Dzungharskiy Alatau) S to Tien Shan and E Afghanistan; winters in C India.
- haringtoni Witherby, 1917 - breeds NW Himalayas (Kashmir E to Garhwal); winters in Indian Subcontinent.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 49 videos
A male singing and preening Locality Forêt de Sénart, France (ssp trivialis)
Julien Rochefort 11 April 2007 7 years ago 46 sec 4.7
Juvenile tree pipit Locality Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Western Russia, Russia
Andrey Moskvichev 17 June 2013 38 weeks ago 41 sec 4.7
A male preening and singing. Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp trivialis)
Julien Rochefort 16 June 2009 4 years ago 56 sec 4.6
A bird singing on a branch. Locality Kalmthoutse Heide, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Jeremiusz Trzaska 27 May 2013 1 year ago 34 sec 4.6
A close up of a chick found on the road Locality Le Coureau, Creuse, Limousin, France (ssp trivialis)
Eric Roualet 6 July 2011 3 years ago 28 sec 4.4
a bird alarming with prey in the bill Locality Auvergne, France
Wout van den Brink 5 May 2008 4 years ago 32 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 50 photos
It was met in nesting area in timberline.
Locality Big Almaty Lake, Ile Alatau National Park, Tian Shan, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
ahmet karataş 12 June 2014 29 weeks ago 4.7
Adult taking a rest between singing
Locality De Onlanden Nature Reserve, Drente Province, Netherlands (ssp trivialis)
Peter Vercruijsse 10 May 2013 1 year ago 4.7
Locality Mitzpe Ramon, Negev Desert, Israel
Lior Kislev 22 March 2006 3 years ago 4.7
Adult foraging on the ground
Locality Landes, Aquitanie, France (ssp trivialis)
Nicole Bouglouan 16 April 2014 45 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Gir Forest National Park, Junagadh District, Gujarat, India
drpankajmaheria 22 March 2014 44 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Alsace, France
Didier Collin 24 April 2011 1 year ago 4.4
Song of a male Locality Kootwijk, Barneveld, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Stuart Fisher 4 June 2002 5 years ago 4.3
A male singing. Locality Tofte Skov og Mose Reserve, Lille Vildmose, North Denmark Region, Denmark
Josep del Hoyo 28 May 2011 3 years ago 4
Song. Locality Sweden
AnteStrand 22 June 2010 4 years ago 3
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A male singing from the ground Locality Hedmark County, Norway
Eric Roualet 9 May 2009 1 year ago 0