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Species of Thailand

Blyth's pipit

Anthus godlewskii

Wladyslaw Taczanowski, 1876

In Thai: นกเด้าดินทุ่งพันธุ์รัสเซีย

Blyth's pipit (Anthus godlewskii) is a medium-sized passerine bird which breeds in Mongolia and neighbouring areas of China, Tibet and India . It is a long distance migrant moving to open lowlands in Southern Asia. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

This is a large pipit, but is an undistinguished looking species on the ground, mainly brown above and pale below. It is very similar to Richard's pipit, but is slightly smaller, shorter legs and a shorter dark bill. Its flight is strong and direct, and it gives a characteristic "pshee" call, higher pitched than Richard's.

In south Asia, in winter some care must be taken to distinguish this from other large pipits which winter or are resident in the area, including Richard's. This species is insectivorous.

This bird was named after the English zoologist Edward Blyth. The genus name Anthus is the Latin name for a small bird of grasslands. The specific godlewskii commemorates Polish nobleman and field naturalist Victor Godlewski.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Accidental

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Anthus godlewskii

Common names

  • Thai: นกเด้าดินทุ่งพันธุ์รัสเซีย

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Blyth's pipit
Blyth's pipit

Range Map

Distribution map of Blyth's pipit, Anthus godlewskii in Thailand
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Samut Prakan Province
Range map of Anthus godlewskii in Thailand