Olive-backed Pipit

A small passerine bird of the pipit (Anthus) family, the olive-backed pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) breeds in southern, north-central and eastern Asia as well as north-eastern European Russia. It is a long-distance migrant that flies to southern Asia and Indonesia in winter. It is also also called the Indian pipit or the pipit of Hodgson, as well as the tree pipit because of its similarity to the tree pipit. The tail, though, is more olive-toned and less spotted than that species, and with a better-marked supercilium, the head pattern is distinct. 

Olive-backed Pipit


Olive-backed Pipit



The name of the genus Anthus comes from Latin and is the name for a small grassland bird. The particular Hodgsoni commemorates Brian Houghton Hodgson, an English diplomat and collector.




Post a Comment

Copyright © Birdoftheworld: All About Beautiful Birds From Around The World.