French: Pipit forestier German: Waldlandpieper Spanish: Bisbita del Nyasa
Other common names:
Anthus nicholsoni nyassae
between Sangesi and Songea, south Tanzania
Subspecies and Distribution
A. n. schoutedeni
Chapin, 1937 – SE Gabon and S Congo E to S DRCongo, S to SC & SE Angola.
A. n. nyassae
Neumann, 1906 – Zambia, SW & SE Tanzania, Malawi and NW Mozambique.
A. n. chersophilus
Clancey, 1989 – NE Namibia and N Botswana.
A. n. frondicolus
Clancey, 1964 – Zimbabwe and adjacent S Mozambique.
18 cm; 23·8–25·9 g. Fairly large pipit with rather upright posture. Nominate race has prominent whitish supercilium and submoustachial stripe, thin dark malar stripe;... read more
Song, often from treetop, consists of short phrases, repeated, with modulations, at one-second... read more
Broadleaf woodland savanna with lightly grassed understorey; especially miombo (Brachystegia... read more
Food and feeding
Small invertebrates, also some seeds. Stomach contents have included grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera), mantids, cockroaches (of genus... read more
Little known. Lays before and during rains, but in dry season in miombo: Jan, Feb and Jul–Nov (mostly Sept–Nov) in Zimbabwe,... read more
Believed to be sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Current status uncertain. Has been suggested that further destruction of miombo and other broadleaf woodlands could place this species at risk.
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