Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus)
The Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) breeds in the far north of Europe and Asia, with a foothold in northern Alaska.
This long-distance migrant winters in Africa, south and east Asia and west coast USA; and occasionally in western Europe.
The Red-throated Pipit is a small pipit. Its flight is strong and direct,
Adults are easily identified in the breeding season by their brick red face and throat.
Otherwise an undistinguished looking species, heavily streaked brown above, with whitish mantle stripes, and with black markings on a white background below.
Calls / Vocalizations
It makes characteristic “psii” calls.
It breeds in open country including mountains, marshland and tundra.
The nest is on the ground, on a hummock in a marsh, with 4-6 eggs being laid.
Diet / Feeding
The Red-throated Pipit mostly feed on insects, but also eat seeds.