Mountain Pipit

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Original source: Alan Manson
Author: Alan Manson

The Mountain Pipit is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Mountain Pipit (Anthus hoeschi) is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family. It is found in Lesotho, South Africa, possibly Botswana, possibly Democratic Republic of the Congo, possibly Namibia, and possibly Zambia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Anthus hoeschi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. More

the Mountain Pipit of southern Africa breeds in the Drakensberg of South Africa and migrates north only as far as Angola and Zambia. Migration is usually undertaken in groups, and may happen both during the day and at night. There is some variation in this, for example the Sprague's Pipit of North America apparently only migrates by day. More

Interestingly, the Mountain Pipit shows a poorly streaked rump and uppertail-coverts as can be seen from this picture. Photographed in Thaba-Tseka, Lesotho, Dec. 2003. Copyright Faansie Peacock. A bird of unknown sex perched on a small shrub just after sunrise. A better picture of this bird (with more commentary) is available elsewhere in the gallery. This picture was included primarily to show the feather arrangement on the hind-neck, mantle, back and scapulars. More

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of the three, the Mountain Pipit, Anthus hoeschi, is mentioned in P.A. Clancy’s classic, The Rare Birds of Southern Africa. Let’s have a look at the 3 species that I consider to be specials for the High Berg. Drakensberg Siskin. Serinus symonsi. - Being a Serinus means that this bird belongs to the group of birds known as Canaries. It is a dull little bird and is far more unobtrusive than the rest of our canaries. More

Sometimes called Cameroon Mountain Pipit this may be a full species or may be a sub-species of Grassveld Pipit. This is an endemic of West Africa being found in montane grasslands. This bird was photographed in th Bafut-Nguemba Forest Reserve near Bamenda on the open grass slopes above the forest patches. This was an interesting find for the trip since we thought we were chasing a Bannerman's Pipit which occurs in the same area. More

Mountain Pipit - Photo copyright Roland BischoffMountain Pipit Photo copyright Roland Bischoff Richard's Pipit - Photo copyright Laurence PohRichard's Pipit Photo copyright Laurence Poh... Paddyfield Pipit - Photo copyright Sumit SenPaddyfield PipitPhoto copyright Sumit Sen Australiasian Pipit - Photo copyright Jean-Philippe ParisAustraliasian Pipit Photo copyright Jean-Philippe Paris Plain-backed Pipit - Photo copyright Jim RosePlain-backed Pipit Photo copyright Jim Rose... More

* " The mountain pipit (Anthus hoeschi) is endemic to this ecoregion. " —Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands * " The Park is also habitat for major South African populations of greater and lesser flamingo Phoenicoepterus ruber, and P. More

never been in summer, so the Mountain Pipits would not have been likely to be around. We decided to make a detour on our Natal trip via Lesotho and stop overnight at Sani Top Chalets. This gave us time to explore Lesotho a bit better, in particular the area around Sani Top. Armed with information from Pieter la Grange who had recently seen and photographed the Pipits, some co-ords from Natworld sightings, and some studying of Faansie's book, we headed in search of these birds. More

(African Rock) Pipit, the Mountain Pipit and Yellowbreasted Pipit have been spotted in the vicinity. This area of the Eastern Cape is well known for their diverse Flora and some of the most beautiful plants are found here. ______________________________________________________________________________ More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Motacillidae
Genus : Anthus
Species : hoeschi
Authority : Stresemann, 1938