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Photo by thirudevaram
Nanhui, Shanghai, China, April 2014
Anthus gustavi


14-15cm (5½-6 in)

  • Streaked brown above
  • White mantle stripes
  • Black markings on a white belly
  • Buff breast below.
  • Pink or light brown base to bill

Confusion Species

Young Red-throated Pipit


Asia from Russia eastwards.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. g. gustavi:
  • A. g. stejnegeri:
  • Commander Island; winters in eastern Asia
  • A. g. menzbieri:
  • Russian Far East and extreme north-eastern China; winter area unknown

A fourth subspecies, commandorensis is generally considered invalid[2]


Damp tundra, open forest or marshland, coastal swampy meadows.



The 4-5 eggs are laid into a ground nest.


Diet mainly consists of insects.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6

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