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 53 videos
An adult resting on a branch. Locality Brolo, Verolavecchia, Lombardy Region, Italy (ssp trivialis)
Pierandrea Brichetti 2 April 2016 9 weeks ago 26 sec 4.8
A male singing and preening Locality Forêt de Sénart, France (ssp trivialis)
Julien Rochefort 11 April 2007 9 years ago 46 sec 4.7
Juvenile tree pipit Locality Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Western Russia, Russia
Andrey Moskvichev 17 June 2013 2 years ago 41 sec 4.7
A male preening and singing. Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp trivialis)
Julien Rochefort 16 June 2009 6 years ago 56 sec 4.6
A bird alarming on three different perches Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp trivialis)
Julien Rochefort 23 May 2007 9 years ago 26 sec 4.6
Migrant having a bath in the drinking pool. Locality Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain (ssp trivialis)
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 26 April 2015 1 year ago 6 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 62 photos
Resting on desert sand during spring migration
Locality Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
GunnarPettersson 17 March 2010 1 year ago 4.9
Adult taking a rest between singing
Locality De Onlanden Nature Reserve, Drente Province, Netherlands (ssp trivialis)
Peter Vercruijsse 10 May 2013 2 years ago 4.7
Locality Mitzpe Ramon, Negev Desert, Israel
Lior Kislev 22 March 2006 4 years ago 4.7
Migrant on the drinking pool.
Locality Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain (ssp trivialis)
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 26 April 2015 1 year ago 4.5
A bird singing on a bush.
Locality Kizilçahamam, Ankara Province, Turkey (ssp trivialis)
Hanne and Jens Eriksen 3 years ago 4.5
Single adult specimen.
Locality Bockhorst Reserve, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (ssp trivialis)
Joerg Asmus 16 May 2015 46 weeks ago 4.4
SoundsSee all 11 recordings
song from tree top Locality Berlin, Germany
Joe Klaiber 1 year ago 4.5
Song in flight. ziü,ziü,ziü Locality Berlin, Germany
Joe Klaiber 1 year ago 4.5
Song of a male Locality Kootwijk, Barneveld, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Stuart Fisher 4 June 2002 6 years ago 4.3
song Locality Berlin, Germany
Joe Klaiber 39 weeks ago 4.3
Bird singing loudly while perched on wire above the territory Locality Landes, Aquitanie, France
Nicole Bouglouan 25 April 2016 9 weeks ago 4
subsong Locality Berlin, Germany
Joe Klaiber 39 weeks ago 4