Pipit, Richard’s


Name: Pipit, Richard’s

Scientific name: Anthus (novaeseelandiae) richardi

Type: Pipit

Color: Brown,Grey

Habitat: Fields

Size: 12.5cm

Conservation status:



Large robust pipit. Separated from sandier, smaller, adult Tawny by longer tail, legs and bill, very upright stance, prominently dark-streaked grey-brown upperparts, streaked breast and characteristic call. More undulating flight and longer tail give more wagtail-like flight than Tawny. Frequently hovers just before landing. On ground wags tail less frequently than Tawny.

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