Red-throated Pipit

Anthus cervinus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wagtails and Pipits (Motacillidae)

Code 4

RTPI

Code 6

ANTCER

ITIS

Egg Color:

Blue or olive gray with brown and black markings



Number of Eggs:

4 - 7



Incubation Days:

12 - 14



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On ground near base of a tree or in shrub.



Nest Material:

Lined with grass and hair.



Migration:

Migratory



SPONSORED ADVERTISEMENTS

General

Red-throated Pipit: Medium-sized pipit with brown streaked upperparts and heavily streaked white underparts. Face, throat, and upper breast are orange-brown. Crown is pale brown. Wings are brown with two white bars. Tail is white-edged. Female, winter adult, and juvenile are duller.

Range and Habitat

Red-throated Pipit: Breeds primarily in northern Europe and Asia, also in a small part of northwest Alaska. Regular migrant on Bering Sea islands; rare migrant along California coast; casual inland. Prefers wet, grassy habitat around lakes, dams, and ponds; often encountered in disturbed areas such as irrigated lands and other wet cultivations.

Breeding and Nesting

Red-throated Pipit: Four to seven blue or olive gray eggs marked with brown and black are laid in a ground scrape lined with fine grass and hair. Nest scrape is made by the male; female builds the rest. Incubation ranges from 12 to 14 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Red-throated Pipit: Eats insects and seeds. Forages in short grass by creeping and walking in a crouched position, frequently darting after insects; wags tail during pauses.

Vocalization

Red-throated Pipit: Calls include short "tew" or high-pitched "seeu-seeeu" notes. Song is a series of varying notes following by rattles and buzzing notes.

Similar Species

Red-throated Pipit: Sprague’s and Tree pipits have fainter streaks on underparts. American Pipit has dark legs.

.
UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X