Yellow-breasted Pipit (Hemimacronyx chloris) - HBW 9, p. 771
French: Pipit à gorge jaune
Spanish: Bisbita Pechigualdo
Other common names: Yellow(ish)-bellied Pipit, Yellow-breasted Longclaw
Taxonomy: Anthus chloris M. H. K. Lichtenstein, 1842, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Genus apparently closely related to Tmetothylacus and Macronyx. Previously placed in genus Anthus, a treatment still preferred by some authors. Appears, however, much closer to H. sharpei, with which it probably forms a superspecies. Monotypic.
Distribution: Drakensberg in South Africa (Mpumalanga and W KwaZulu-Natal S to NE Eastern Cape and extreme SE Free State) and E & S Lesotho.
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An adult bird walking among tall grass Locality Underberg, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Josh Engel 20 November 2007 6 years ago 18 sec 4.3
A bird sitting in grass then walking away Locality Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 2 January 2007 7 years ago 13 sec 2.6
A great looking Yellow-breasted Pipit poses few times this species does, in the open and inspecting us for a change
Locality Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Christian Boix Hinzen 18 September 2004 4 years ago 4
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