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.
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VideosSee all 44 videos
A male singing and preening Locality Forêt de Sénart, France (ssp trivialis)
Julien Rochefort 11 April 2007 6 years ago 46 sec 4.8
A male preening and singing. Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp trivialis)
Julien Rochefort 16 June 2009 3 years ago 56 sec 4.6
After bathing all the feathers demand attention. Locality De Glind, Barneveld, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Wout van den Brink 1 July 2013 22 weeks ago 38 sec 4.5
A bird singing on a branch. Locality Kalmthoutse Heide, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Jeremiusz Trzaska 27 May 2013 27 weeks ago 34 sec 4.5
A close up of a chick found on the road Locality Le Coureau, Creuse, Limousin, France (ssp trivialis)
Eric Roualet 6 July 2011 2 years ago 28 sec 4.4
A close-up of a bird Locality Somiedo Natural Park, Asturias, Spain
Javier Ortas 14 July 2008 4 years ago 30 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 35 photos
Locality Mitzpe Ramon, Negev Desert, Israel
Lior Kislev 22 March 2006 2 years ago 4.6
Perched on a wire.
Locality Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp trivialis)
Fran Trabalon 21 September 2012 1 year ago 4.4
On the ground
Locality Abu Nakhla Ponds, Doha, Qatar
John A Thompson 18 April 2009 3 years ago 4.3
Male with food for chicks
Locality Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Eastern Russia, Russia
Alexdersu 1 July 2009 1 year ago 4.3
Locality Alsace, France
Didier Collin 24 April 2011 6 weeks ago 4.3
Oriental Tree pipit at Thorn forest of GRK, India
Locality Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Subramanya_CK 4 December 2010 1 year ago 4.3
Song of a male Locality Kootwijk, Barneveld, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Stuart Fisher 4 June 2002 4 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 2 years ago 4
Song. Locality Sweden
AnteStrand 22 June 2010 3 years ago 3