French: Pipit à dos olive German: Waldpieper Spanish: Bisbita de Hodgson
Anthus trivialis hodgsoni
Subspecies and Distribution
A. h. yunnanensis#R
Uchida & Nagamichi Kuroda, 1916 – NW Russia (from W of middle R Pechora, SW Siberia and NE Altai) E to Kamchatka, Sakhalin and Kuril Is, S to N Mongolia, NE China (S at least to Liaoning) and N Japan (Hokkaido); winters in S & SE Asia.
A. h. hodgsoni
Richmond, 1907 – Himalayas (E from NW India) E to C China (S Xizang, and from NE Qinghai, S Inner Mongolia and Shanxi S to Sichuan and Yunnan), also N Korea and Japan (S to C Honshu); winters in S & SE Asia.
15–17 cm; 17–26·3 g. Nominate race has broad buffish-white to creamy supercilium bordered black above, rear ear-coverts with white spot above a black spot... read more
Song, from treetop or in flight, a repetition of single trilled phrases and short dry rattles at... read more
Breeds on edge of taiga, on grassy and bracken-covered slopes, rocky ground and glades in open... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including adult and larval moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera), flies (Diptera), beetles (Coleoptera) and bugs (Hemiptera);... read more
Season Jun–Aug in W Siberia (race yunnanensis); May to end Jul/Aug in S of range (nominate); normally double-brooded. In... read more
N populations migrate to S parts of Asia, wintering from India E to SE China and S to N Malay... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common. European population (NW Russia) estimated to be 35,000–40,000 breeding pairs. In N of range, highest recorded... read more
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