Upland Pipit (Anthus sylvanus) - HBW 9, p. 754
French: Pipit montagnard
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
rear/side view on rock Locality Vinayak, Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 6 April 2012 1 year ago 24 sec 4
A bird singing from a rock on a steep slope. Locality Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 February 2008 6 years ago 19 sec 4
Individual hidden in bracken and then singing from an exposed perch Locality Pokhara, Nepal (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 25 February 2009 4 years ago 38 sec 3.8
side/rear view perched on rock Locality Vinayak, Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 6 April 2012 3 years ago 21 sec 3
Sitting on burned grasses
Locality Munsiyari, Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand, India
Cedric Mroczko 12 February 2012 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3
Locality Pokhara, Nepal
James Eaton 1 May 2013 1 year ago 3.8
In the fog
Locality Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Cedric Mroczko 14 February 2011 25 weeks ago 3.4