Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Yellow-tufted Pipit (Anthus crenatus) - HBW 9, p. 756

French: Pipit des rochers German: Klippenpieper Spanish: Bisbita Roquero
Other common names: Rock Pipit(!), African Rock Pipit, Large Yellow-tufted Pipit

Taxonomy: Anthus crenatus Finsch and Hartlaub, 1870, near Cape Town, South Africa.
Was previously sometimes thought to form a superspecies with A. lineiventris, but the two species differ widely in plumage characters and ecology. Monotypic.

Distribution: South Africa from S & E Northern Cape E in mountains to Mpumalanga, W Swaziland and Lesotho (Drakensberg); also, isolated population in NC Northern Cape (lower R Orange).