Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Wagtails and Pipits :: Plain-backed Pipit

Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys

Described by: Vieillot (1818)
Alternate common name(s): Dark Plain-backed Pipit, Goodson's Pipit
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Aberdares National Park, Kenya - Jun 11, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Aberdares National Park, Kenya - Jun 11, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Kenya - Aug, 2003 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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Africa s. of the Sahara;
Three main populations;
(1) Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.
(2) Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast.
(3) Guinea, and s. Mali e. to Ghana then e. to n. Nigeria, s. Chad, Central African Republic and s. Sudan s. to Cameroon, n. and e. Zaire, n. Uganda, Burundi, w. Kenya, and nw. Tanzania.
(4) Se. Sudan, n., c., and w. Ethiopia.
(5) Se. Gabon, c. Congo, s. Zaire, e. to w. Tanzania, and s. to c. Angola, nw. Zambia and n. Malawi (Songwe River).
(6) Se. Botswana, e. to ex. s. Mozambique and s. to e. and s. South Africa (Transkei, s. Natal and e. Transvaal).
(7) S. Angola, s. Zambia s. to n. Namibia, nw. Botswana and ne. Zimbabwe.
(8) Se. Ethiopia and ex. nw. Somalia.
(9) C. and sw. Kenya and ex. n. Tanzania.


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


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