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Photo by firecrest15
Mkuze Game Reserve, north-eastern South Africa, May 2014

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Anthus nicholsoni


  • Buffy outer tail feathers


Photo by jdbirdman
Namibia, November 2004

Africa and South Asia
Southern Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Lesotho.


Formerly considered a part of Long-billed Pipit.


Five subspecies are recognized[1].

  • A. s. palliditinctus: Extreme south-western Angola and north-western Namibia
  • A. s. leucocraspedon: Western and southern Namibia and south-western South Africa
  • A. s. nicholsoni: South-eastern Botswana and north-eastern South Africa
  • A. s. petricolus: Lesotho and eastern South Africa
  • A. s. primarius: Southern South Africa (southern Western Cape to northern Eastern Cape)





  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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