Woodland Pipit (Anthus nyassae) - HBW 9, p. 748
French: Pipit forestier
Spanish: Bisbita del Nyasa
Other common names: Brachystegia/Wood Pipit; Chapin’s Pipit (schoutedeni)
Taxonomy: Anthus nicholsoni nyassae Neumann, 1906, between Sangesi and Songea, south Tanzania.
Previously regarded as conspecific with A. similis. Race winterbottomi of A. cinnamomeus has been treated by some authors as a synonym of nominate race of present species. Race chersophilus possibly inseparable from schoutedeni, and both possibly better merged with nominate. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- schoutedeni Chapin, 1937 - SE Gabon and S PRCongo E to S DRCongo, S to SC & SE Angola.
- nyassae Neumann, 1906 - Zambia, SW & SE Tanzania, Malawi and NW Mozambique.
- chersophilus Clancey, 1989 - NE Namibia and N Botswana.
- frondicolus Clancey, 1964 - Zimbabwe and adjacent S Mozambique.
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