Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Upland Pipit (Anthus sylvanus) - HBW 9, p. 754

French: Pipit montagnard German: Mattenpieper Spanish: Bisbita del Himalaya
Other common names: Indian/Oriental/Chinese Pipit

Taxonomy: Heterura sylvana Hodgson, 1845, central Nepal.
Slightly paler and less streaked birds from W part of range (Punjab region) described as race oreinus, but variation considered part of a cline. Monotypic.

Distribution: From NW & N Pakistan (possibly from E Afghanistan) E in Himalayas at least to E Nepal, and in S & SE China (W & S Sichuan and from Yunnan E to Zhejiang and Fujian, also Hong Kong); possibly also N & NE Myanmar.