Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens   [Tunstall, 1771]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Motacillidae
BTO Codes: , AMEPI EURING No: 10144
Number in Britain: Fewer than 20 records
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not evaluated
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: rubescens recorded in Britain (of 4 subsp. in the world)
Length: 16 cm Wingspan: 24 cm Weight: M/F: 22 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: anthos=a small grassland bird described by Aristotle and L.: ruber=red + escere=to become
World Distribution: BREEDS: Locally in e Siberia, n&w North America, WINTERS: s to se Asia, n Central America
Habitat: Tundra, meadows
Diet: Terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates, some seeds
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Records and Distribution

First Record: St Kilda, 1910 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 4 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: Too few records
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Outer Hebrides (2007), Shetland (2007),
   North-east England:
   North-west England:
   English Midlands:
   Eastern England: Lincolnshire (2006),
   South-east England: Oxfordshire (2007),
   South-west England: Isles of Scilly (2007),

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Other Names

American Pipit
Gaelic: Welsh:
Danish: Hedepiber Dutch: Pacifische Waterpieper
Finnish: Tuhkakirvinen French: Pipit farlousane
German: Pazifikpieper Hungarian:
Icelandic: Irish: Riabhóg Tharr-Dhonnbhuí
Italian: Spioncello del Pacifico Norwegian: Myrpiplerke
Polish: Swiergotek bagienny Portuguese:
Spanish: Bisbita acuático americano Swedish: Hedpiplärka

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