French: Pipit rosé German: Rosenpieper Spanish: Bisbita rosado
Mountains from extreme W China (W Xinjiang) S to NE Afghanistan and E in Himalayas to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), and in S & E China (C Gansu E probably to Inner Mongolia and W Hebei, S to S & E Xizang, Yunnan, W Guizhou and W Hubei); probably also in extreme N & NE Myanmar. Winters S to N Pakistan, N India (S to Rajasthan and Assam), Bangladesh and N Indochina.
15–16·5 cm; 17–25 g. Distinctive pipit with seasonal differences in plumage. Breeding plumage distinctive: very long, broad buffish-white to pinkish... read more
Aerial song consists of two parts, twittering during ascent into air, followed by long series of... read more
Breeds on alpine meadows and boulder-strewn grassy slopes, especially near patches of melting snow... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, seeds and berries. Forages on the ground; picks food items from ground surface or from low vegetation. Ingests grit.
Breeds end May to Aug, rarely Sept; occasionally double-brooded. In display-flight, male rises into air and sings, descends slowly on... read more
Post-breeding movement to lower elevations; N populations migratory. Non-breeding visitor to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common breeding bird in mountains of W China and in Himalayas; fairly common to common in C China. Uncommon non-breeding visitor in Myanmar and... read more
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