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.
At least three subspecies are recognised: nyassae, frondicolus and schoutedeni. Some authors recognize a fourth subspecies, chersophilus.
The diet includes invertebrates, ants, termites and beetles.