Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Red-throated Pipit, Lake Chelekcheka, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Red-throated Pipit breeds in the tundra mainly north of the Arctic Circle from Norway to Kamchatka and across the Bering Strait to western Alaska. It winters in Africa, mainly south of the Sahara and in south-east Asia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

Red-throated Pipit, Bale Mts, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image In Ethiopia it arrives to over-winter in September and migrates back north in April. It is found in marshes, lake shores and damp grasslands up to about 4,000 metres.

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