Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus
Rosy Pipit, Thrumsing La, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Thrumsing La, Bhutan
April 2008

The Rosy Pipit breeds from the extreme west of China through the Himalayas to central and southern China. It migrates southwards to winter in northern India, Bangladesh and northern Thailand.

Rosy Pipit, Thrumsing La, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image It breeds in alpine meadows and rocky slopes often near melting snow and boggy ground.

In breeding plumage it has a pinkish wash to the underparts with bold dark streaks on the flanks. In non-breeding plumage the pinkish wash disappears and the streaks cover most of the breast and flanks.
Rosy Pipit, Thrumsing La, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image
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