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 bird singing on a branch. Locality Kalmthoutse Heide, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Jeremiusz Trzaska 4 May 2013 30 weeks ago 34 sec 4.2
A bird alarming on three different perches Locality Forêt de Fontainebleau, France (ssp trivialis)
Julien Rochefort 23 May 2007 6 years ago 26 sec 4.1
After bathing follows drying Locality De Glind, Barneveld, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Wout van den Brink 1 July 2013 22 weeks ago 23 sec 4
If the sun breaks through, the bird bath very intensivety. Locality De Glind, Barneveld, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Wout van den Brink 1 July 2013 22 weeks ago 25 sec 4
a bird alarming with prey in the bill Locality Auvergne, France
Wout van den Brink 5 May 2008 2 years ago 25 sec 4
Bird singing on a higher tree at Doeberitzer Heide Locality Brandenburg, Germany
Thore Noernberg 4 June 2013 23 weeks ago 22 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 35 photos
A bird singing on a bush.
Locality Kizilçahamam, Ankara Province, Turkey (ssp trivialis)
Hanne and Jens Eriksen 1 year ago 3.8
A bird close-up at ISPRA Ringing Station
Locality Ventotene Island, Pontine Islands, Lazio Region, Italy
raniero massoli-novelli 26 April 2012 1 year ago 3.7
Locality Bhavnagar District, Gujarat, India
Shantilal Varu 2 October 2012 1 year ago 3.7
Migrant on a branch
Locality Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 28 April 2013 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 3.6
Adult, sex unknown; ringed in spring
Locality Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Piedmont Region, Italy (ssp trivialis)
marcobandini 17 April 2003 2 years ago 3.6
Locality Dapoli, Ratnagiri District, Konkan Division, Maharashtra, India
Aparna Jois 3 January 2012 46 weeks ago 3.5
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