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Ochre-breasted Pipit - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Francisco Paludo
Capão Alto, SC, Brazil, February 2017
Anthus nattereri


13·5–15 cm (5¼-6 in)

  • Yellowish-buff supercilium
  • Ochre-yellow on breast
  • Upperparts broadly streaked black
  • Broad breast-band of bold streaks
  • Black cheek spot
  • Blackish moustachial stripe


Showing breast colour
Photo © by dacol
Capão Alto, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, November 2018

South America: found locally in South-east Brazil, south-eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Savanna grasslands, dry pastures and fields at heights up to 900 m.



They forage on the ground for insects. But little more information is available.


Photo © by dacol
Capão Alto, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, November 2018

Breeding is probably biannual, and has been reported in October in Argentina.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)

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