Paddyfield Pipit foraging on the bank of Pong Dam Lake.

Paddyfield Pipit foraging on the bank of Pong Dam Lake.
Species: Paddyfield Pipit   Anthus rufulus
Author: Alok Tewari
Monday, January 31, 2011
Added to IBC: 13 Aug 2016 - 19:03
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Altitude (m): 
431 meters


A winter visitor to the area.

Submitted by tim.inskipp@bti... on's picture

This does not look like Blyth's Pipit to me. The bill looks too long and the upperparts are poorly marked with reduced streaking. I cannot see why it is not Paddyfield Pipit and the habitat suggests that species also.

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Alok Tewari, IBC1259679. Accessible at

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Alok Tewari, IBC1259679. Photo of Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus at Nagrota Surian, India. Accessible at

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