Species Details


Paddyfield Pipit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anthus richardi
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages, Grasslands
Description : The Paddyfield Pipit is a sleek, pale brown streaked terrestrial passerine (length 15 cm, weight 22 g, wing 8 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 2.6 cm, tail 5.8 cm approximately). It is almost entirely streaked blackish-brown on a buffy-brown background, except for its white belly. Its dark brown tail has white outer feathers, conspicuous in flight. The lores are pale, it has a buff supercilium, and dark sub-moustachial stripe. The flanks are buff. The upper mandible is dark horn and the lower mandible is flesh colour with a yellowish base and smoky tip. The irises are brown, legs and feet are fleshy-yellowish, claws are horn with a long hind claw. It feeds on insects, their larvae, seeds and vegetable matter. It breeds in March-July and nests in grass clumps and cattle footprints.
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;photo credit: Kim (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Kim ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Stanislas Wroza(www.xeno-canto.org/Stanislas Wroza), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.