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Blyth's Pipit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anthus rufulus
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Grasslands
Description : The Blyth’s Pipit is a strongly streaked small terrestrial passerine with a relatively short tail and hind claw for a large pipit (length 15 cm, weight 28 g, wing 9 cm, bill 1.7 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 6.4 cm approximately). The adult has pale brown upperparts heavily streaked with blackish brown, If seen well the prominent black centres to the median wing-coverts are square with pale tips unlike the more triangular black of other similar pipits. It has pale lores, a creamy supercilium, buff sub-moustacial stripe and blackis malar. The unerparts are buffish with dark streaking on the breast. Its bill is bicoloured with a dark grey upper mandible and pale pink lower mandible with a dark tip. It forages on the ground for insects and seeds. It breeds in the steppes of Mongolia in May and nests in a grass clump.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Mark Rosenstein(www.inaturalist.org/people/Mark Rosenstein),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Ramit Singalmore information, please contact us.