Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Wagtails and Pipits :: Long-billed Pipit
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Described by: Jerdon (1840)
Alternate common name(s): Moco Pipit, Indian Rock Pipit, Nicholson's Pipit, Bannerman's Pipit, Brown Rock Pipit, Indian Long-billed Pipit, Rufous Rock Pipit, Kerala Rock Pipit, Persian Rock Pipit
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeAfrica s. of the Sahara and Arabia to India and Burma;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) S. Sahara in c. and e. Mali and c. Niger.
(2) Mountains of sw. Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and n. Liberia e. to c. and se. Nigeria and w. Cameroon.
(3) Hills of Lebanon, Syria, Israel and w. Jordan.
(4) Mountains of w. and c. Sudan.
(5) Mountains of se. Egypt (Gebel Elba) and hills along the Red Sea coast of ne. Sudan and Eritrea s. to mountians of nw. Somalia and n. Kenya.
(6) Highlands of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and n. Tanzania.
(7) Kenya (Chyulu Hills), n. Tanzania.
(8) Highlands of e. and se. Zaire, sw. Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and w. Mozambique.
(9) Ex. sw. Angola and nw. Namibia.
(10) W. and s. Namibia, and sw. South Africa (w. Northern Cape and nw. Western Cape).
(11) Se. Botswana, and ne. South Africa (Northern Cape s. to Orange Free State).
(12) Lesotho and e. South Africa.
(13) C. Angola (grassy areas at higher altitude on Mt. Moco in Huambo);
(14) S. South Africa (s. Western Cape e. to n. Eastern Cape).
(15) Sw., s. and se. Arabian Peninsula (sw. and e. Saudi Arabia and Oman).
(16) Socotra Is.
(17) Se. Iran (Zagros Mountains), Afghanistan, w. Pakistan (Baluchistan).
Winters s. to nw. India.
(18) E. Afghanistan e. through the Himalayas to w. Nepal.
Winters s. in nc. India and Bangladesh.
(19) Peninsular India (Bombay s. to Karnataka and w. Tamil Nadu in Nilgiri and Palni Hills).
(20) Sw. India (Kerala to the w. Tamil Nadu border and from the Palni Hills s. to the Ashambu Hills).
(21) C. Burma.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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