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Anthus gutturalis


17·5–18 cm


South-east Asia: found in New Guinea.


Up to three subspecies recognized.[1]

  • A. g. wollastoni:
  • A. g. rhododendri:
  • Alpine grasslands of east-central New Guinea and Huon Peninsula
  • A. g. gutturalis:
  • High alpine grasslands of south-eastern New Guinea


High alpine grassland between 3200m and 4500m.



Their diet consists mostly of insects, grass seeds and berries.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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