Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus



  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Red-throated Pipit
eBird range map for Red-throated Pipit

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

It is a species with a very wide distribution. It reproduced in a narrow band in the Arctic Circle, from northern Scandinavia east to the northeast of Russia, and the far northwest United States. Wintering especially in Africa (mainly south of Sahara) and Southeast Asia. In Mexico is sporadic in Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur and Michoacan.

It is a migratory species. Starts its migration from north to south in the month of August, and returning north again in March to April; in Mexico is considered a rare to accidental species from October to April. It has been estimated that the range of occurrence of this species is about 10,000,000 km2, and the overall population is estimated at between 500,000 - 5,000,000 individuals.

Distribution outside the Americas

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During the breeding season occurs in areas of tundra, passing the winter in low wet grasslands, often in places where livestock trampling make open areas and muddy, in swamps, muddy areas along the rivers, grasslands and flat areas on the coast. It is up to 2500 m, occasionally up 3000 m.

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Recommended Citation

Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: