Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Wagtails and Pipits :: African Pipit

African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus

Described by: Rüppell (1840)
Alternate common name(s): Grassveld Pipit, Cameroon Pipit, Mountain Pipit, Grassland Pipit
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda - Jan, 2006 © Tom Tarrant  Kenya - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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C. and e. to s. Africa and sw. Arabia;
Fragmented distribution in the nw. of its range;
(1) Se. Nigeria to Cameroon, w. Chad, and w. Sudan (Darfur).
(2) W. mountains of the Cameroon (Mt. Cameroon and Mt. Manenguba).
Birds recorded in the Sudan may be migrants;
(3) E. Zaire (Itombwe Highlands and Mt. Kabobo).
(4) C. and se. Sudan.
(5) Highlands of w. and se. Ethiopia.
(6) Ethiopia(?), Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, se. Kenya, and ne. Tanzania.
(7) Se. Uganda, w. and s. Kenya, n. and c. Tanzania.
(8) Highlands of ne. Zambia, n. Malawi, s. Tanzania, and nw. Mozambique. Mafia Is. and Pemba Is.
(9) Ne. Angola to s. and e. Zaire. W. Uganda, w. Tanzania, n. and e. Zambia, c. Malawi, adjacent nw. Mozambique, and Zimbabwe plateau.
(10) W. and s. Angola, nw. Zambia, Botswana, and nw. South Africa (Northern Cape).
(11) Salt Pans of n. Namibia and n. Botswana.
(12) Most of South Africa (Natal), Swaziland, and Lesotho lowlands.
(13) Se. Tanzania s. to ne. Namibia, Zambezi Valley and coastal lowlands of Mozambique.
(14) Sw. Arabia (Yemen).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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