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Woodland Pipit - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Wood Pipit

Anthus nyassae


16-18cm. Warm brown upperparts with dark streaks, pale underparts with some streaking on the breast, dark eyestripe, white supercilium and pale outer tail-feathers. Juveniles have dark spots above and have more streaking below than the adults.


South-east Gabon, southern and western Tanzania, north-east Namibia, northern Botswana, Zimbabwe and north-west Mozambique.


At least three subspecies are recognised: nyassae, frondicolus and schoutedeni. Some authors recognize a fourth subspecies, chersophilus.


Miombo woodland.


The diet includes invertebrates, ants, termites and beetles.

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