Blyth's Pipit

Anthus godlewskii

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wagtails and Pipits (Motacillidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ANTGOD

ITIS

Egg Color:

Brown with dark spots.



Number of Eggs:

2 - 4



Incubation Days:

12 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Nest is built on the ground..



Nest Material:

Grass and moss.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Blyth's Pipit: Buff-brown to streaked black-brown above; wings are tipped buff with two pale wingbars. Tail is black-brown with rufous tinged central feathers; buff below and orange-buff on flanks, vent and undertail. Upper breast has dark streaking, cream colored supercilium extending behind the eye with thin black moustachial stripe and broad buff submoustachial stripe, narrow black malar stripe. Female is similar and juvenile is paler and has white wingbars and feather tips.

Breeding and Nesting

Blyth's Pipit: Three to five eggs laid in grass cup on ground. Female incubates eggs for twelve to fourteen days.

Foraging and Feeding

Blyth's Pipit: Feeds on small insects, invertebrates and seeds. They mainly forage on the ground.

Vocalization

Blyth's Pipit: Call is loud and clipped "chup" or "choop". Song is a raspy series of "zret" and "zrit" notes, combined with complex phrases and harsh notes.

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BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
Malar stripeX
Also called whisker, mustache or malar streak, it is the area below the eye and bill on the sides of the chin that stretches downwards.
SuperciliumX
Also called the superciliary, it is the arch of feathers over the eye.
VentX
Birds do not have two separate cavities for excrement and reproduction like humans do. In birds, there is one single entrance/exit that suits both functions called the vent, cloaca or anus.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X