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Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Yellowish Pipit (Anthus lutescens) - HBW 9, p. 759

French: Pipit jaunâtre German: Savannenpieper Spanish: Bisbita Amarillento

Taxonomy: Anthus lutescens Pucheran, 1855, vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Relationships uncertain; may form a clade with A. spragueii, A. furcatus, A. correndera, A. antarcticus, A. hellmayri and A. bogotensis. Form “A. chii” might be referable to present species, but best considered unidentifiable. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • parvus Lawrence, 1865 - Pacific slope in W Panama.
  • lutescens Pucheran, 1855 - NE Colombia, Venezuela (except N & S), the Guianas, and lowlands from E Bolivia and N, C & E Brazil S to Argentina (S to La Pampa and SE Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
  • peruvianus Nicholson, 1878 - coastal Peru (S from Trujillo) S to extreme N Chile (Arica).