Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Olive-backed Pipit, Shemgang, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Shemgang, Bhutan
March 2008

The Olive-backed Pipit breeds across a good part of Asia from north-west Russia to Kamchatka and south to the Himalayas. It is found in grassy or rocky slopes and other open areas such as open forest and shrubbery. It winters in south and south-east Asia.  

Olive-backed Pipit, Shemgang, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image It has a striking head pattern with a prominent supercilium and there is an olive-green hue to its upperparts.

It feeds on insects as well as the seeds of grass and weeds. When disturbed they will fly from the ground to a nearby tree.
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