French: Pipit de la Petchora German: Petschorapieper Spanish: Bisbita del Pechora
Subspecies and Distribution
A. g. gustavi
Swinhoe, 1863 – Pechora Pipit – N Russia from NW of Urals (W of R Pechora) E to Chukotskiy Peninsula, S to middle R Yenisey, middle R Lena and Kamchatka; migrates to Philippines, N Borneo and Wallacea.
A. g. stejnegeri
Ridgway, 1883 – Commander Is; migrates probably to E Asia.
A. g. menzbieri
Shulpin, 1928 – Menzbier's Pipit – Russian Far East (middle Amur Valley, S Ussuriland) and extreme NE China (E Heilongjiang); winters in Philippines.
14 cm; 19·8–26 g. Distinctive pipit with heavily striped upperparts. Nominate race breeding has long, narrow buffish supercilium, ochre-buff ear-coverts... read more
Song, in flight, less often from perch or ground, rather quiet, a rapid trill as that of Wood... read more
Breeds in bushy tundra and taiga swamps with tall dense sedges, reeds, shrubs and even trees, in... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, including dragonflies (Odonata), hymenopterans, beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera, especially of families Tipulidae,... read more
Late Jun to Jul in Siberia; probably single-brooded. Apparently monogamous; territorial, although loose colonies have been reported. In... read more
Migratory; winter range inadequately known. Passage migrants recorded in Japan, Korea, E China,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread in subarctic tundra; little information on population levels, but reportedly not numerous. Difficult to locate owing to... read more
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