French: Pipit de Berthelot German: Kanarenpieper Spanish: Bisbita caminero
Subspecies and Distribution
A. b. madeirensis
E. J. O. Hartert, 1905 – Madeira Archipelago (Madeira, Desertas and Porto Santo, reported also from Baixo I).
A. b. berthelotii
Bolle, 1862 – Selvagens and Canary Is.
14 cm; 16–19 g. Has long white supercilium, unstreaked pale lores and cheeks, dark brownish-grey moustachial and malar stripes; crown and upperparts ashy brown, black... read more
Song, from elevated perch or in flight, pleasant and cheerful series of “tschrli”,... read more
Occurs in all habitats except thick woodland and moister parts, from sea-level to over 2000 m. In E... read more
Food and feeding
Food mainly insects, such as grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera) and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), also other arthropods, and seeds.... read more
Late Jan–Aug, starting later at higher altitudes; probably double-brooded. In song flight, rises to 30 m or more, flies with deep... read more
Resident; no evidence of seasonal altitudinal movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Madeira and the Canary Islands EBA. Common in suitable habitat, where one of the most numerous bird species in... read more
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