French: Pipit des arbres German: Baumpieper Spanish: Bisbita arbóreo
Subspecies and Distribution
A. t. trivialis
(Linnaeus, 1758) – N & W Europe (except Iceland and Ireland) E to L Baikal and middle R Aldan (possibly to upper R Kolyma) and, in S, from N Mediterranean and N Turkey E to Transcaucasus and N Iran; winters in sub-Saharan Africa and in India.
A. t. schlueteri
O. Kleinschmidt, 1920 – mountains from E Kazakhstan and NW China (Tarbagatay and Dzungharskiy Alatau) S to Tien Shan and (possibly) E Afghanistan; winters in C India.
A. t. haringtoni
Witherby, 1917 – NW Himalayas (Kashmir E to Lahul); winters in Indian Subcontinent.
14–15 cm; 15–39 g. Slim, medium-sized pipit with strongly streaked breast, rather heavy bill. Nominate race has buffish supercilium and lores, brown and buff ear-... read more
Song, from treetop or in flight, up to 8 seconds long, a series of trills and repeated notes, has... read more
Breeding habitats include woodland edge, open woodland, cleared woodland and young conifer... read more
Food and feeding
Food includes a range of invertebrates, mostly insects; also some plant material in winter. Nestlings fed exclusively with invertebrates.... read more
Season late Apr to Aug in NW Europe, May to end Jul in India; often two broods, rarely three. Monogamous, occasionally polygamous;... read more
Long-distance migrant. W populations of nominate race migrate to Afrotropics, spending non-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common throughout range. European population recently estimated at c. 17,000,000 pairs, excluding c. 10,000,000 pairs in European... read more
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