French: Pipit antarctique German: Riesenpieper Spanish: Bisbita de las Georgias del Sur
South Georgia (mainland and offshore islets), in S Atlantic Ocean.
16·5 cm. Has indistinct buffish supercilium and area around eye, more prominent blackish moustachial and malar stripes; dark brown above, rufous or fawn-white feather... read more
Song, in flight, soft twittering phrases and high-pitched series, up to several minutes in duration... read more
Tussac (Poa flabellata) grassland, especially by streams and inland pools, and rocky... read more
Food and feeding
Small arthropods, such as adult and nymphal springtails (Collembola), beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera) and spiders (Araneae).... read more
Breeds mid Nov–Jan/Feb; frequently double-brooded. Male performs display-flight. Nest a deep, bulky cup of fine roots and dry grass,... read more
Resident; most move to offshore islets to breed.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Not uncommon; current population estimated at 3000–4000 pairs. Has been largely exterminated from the... read more
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