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Australasian Pipit

 
Introduction:
Well-camouflaged brown, ground-dweller with pale pink/grey bill and feet.
Identification:
Well-camouflaged, brown ground-dwelling bird, with darker brown streaks above, pale creamy white stripes on the eyebrows and below the cheeks. The underparts are creamy white, spotted and streaked dark on the breast. The wings and tail are dark brown, with the outermost tail feathers white. The eye is brown and the bill and feet are pale pink-grey. Body length up to 18cm.
Max. Size:
18 cm.
Distribution:
across Australia
Habitat:
Open country, in a range of habitat types from saltmarshes to dry shrublands and open woodland clearings.
Biology:
Its diet consists of insects and their larvae, as well as seeds. It forages in a jerky, darting motion, stopping to perch on low stones or shrubs, wagging its tail up and down. Breeding pairs are formed after an elaborate courtship ritual, with males making swooping dives from a height, accompanied by a sweet trilling song. The nest is a depression in the ground, sometimes sheltered by a grass tussock, stone or piece of wood, and lined with grasses and hairs. The female incubates the eggs and feeds the young.
Other Common Names:
Richard's Pipit
Related Objects:

Related Objects


(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.8137 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Campbelltown , (34 4' S , 150 49' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.8138 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Campbelltown , (34 4' S , 150 49' E),
O.52044 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Cobbarah Station, Cobbora , (32 4' S , 149 8' E), 25 Aug 1908
O.68292 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Narrabeen , (33 43' S , 151 18' E), 29 Oct 1967

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.34139 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Flemington , (33 52' S , 151 4' E), 25 Sep 1907
O.53503 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, Western Australia, Broad Arrow , (30 27' S , 121 20' E), Sep 1903
O.47975 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Capertee Valley , (33 9' S , 150 8' E), 13 Sep 1975
O.66074 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Norah Head , (33 17' S , 151 35' E), 14 Nov 1995

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.32241 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Liverpool , (33 55' S , 150 55' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.26422 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Orange , (33 17' S , 149 6' E),
O.65267 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Yarramalong , (33 14' S , 151 17' E), 2 Jan 1995

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16204 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Campbelltown , (34 4' S , 150 49' E),
O.67965 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Bandon Grove , (32 18' S , 151 43' E), 9 Dec 1959

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.34142 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Yass , (34 51' S , 148 55' E), 3 Oct 1908
O.54967 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Balmoral, Cooyal, Via Mudgee , (32 29' S , 149 44' E), 21 Jul 1979
O.72017 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Windsor: Cornwallis Rd , (33 34' S , 150 47' E), 15 Nov 2006
O.55668 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, 19 Km E Of Wilcannia , (31 33' S , 143 34' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16205 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Campbelltown , (34 4' S , 150 49' E),
A.9818 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney , (33 53' S , 151 13' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16980 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Broughton Is , (32 37' S , 152 19' E),
O.53664 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Cardington , (32 53' S , 148 54' E), 1868
A.6637 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Burwood , (33 53' S , 151 6' E),
B.7398 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Maddens Plains , (34 15' S , 150 53' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.8136 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Campbelltown , (34 4' S , 150 49' E),
O.56955 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, South Australia, Koonalda, 13 Miles N , (31 27' S , 129 51' E), 2 Nov 1975

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.34141 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Blacktown , (33 46' S , 150 54' E), 26 Aug 1906
O.66167 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Kurnell: Sand Dunes Near The Bay , (34 S , 151 13' E), 3 Feb 1958

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.15863 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Bondi , (33 53' S , 151 16' E),
A.12595 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Homebush , (33 52' S , 151 5' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.11904 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Randwick , (33 55' S , 151 15' E),
O.56110 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Johnsons Paddock, Shannon , (31 7' S , 150 59' E), 1 Dec 1891
O.56109 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Haslems Creek , (33 50' S , 151 4' E), 21 Oct 1899

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.23428 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, Western Australia, King George Sound , (35 3' S , 117 56' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.23429 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, South Australia, Port Lincoln , (34 44' S , 135 52' E),
O.66168 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Mona Vale Golf Links , (33 41' S , 151 18' E), 19 Sep 1981

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.34140 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Flemington , (33 52' S , 151 4' E), 25 Sep 1907
O.69123 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Billinudgel , (28 30' S , 153 32' E), 13 Mar 1996
O.61799 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Terragong, Merriwa , (32 6' S , 150 22' E), 15 Aug 1914
O.61798 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Dunkeld, Bathurst , (33 24' S , 149 29' E), 11 Nov 1899

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16110 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Minto , (34 2' S , 150 51' E), 12 Nov 1908

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16111 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Minto , (34 2' S , 150 51' E), 12 Nov 1908

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16112 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Minto , (34 2' S , 150 51' E), 12 Nov 1908

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16113 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Minto , (34 2' S , 150 51' E), 12 Nov 1908

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16114 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Minto , (34 2' S , 150 51' E), 12 Nov 1908
O.67963 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Bandon Grove , (32 18' S , 151 43' E), 25 Sep 1959
O.67964 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Bandon Grove , (32 18' S , 151 43' E), 4 Oct 1959
A.7380 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Parramatta , (33 48' S , 151 1' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.27475 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Centennial Park , (33 54' S , 151 14' E),
O.56620 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Broken Hill , (31 58' S , 141 27' E), 8 Sep 1911
O.59892 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Kosciusko National Park: Snowy Mtns Hwy, Rules Point , (35 44' S , 148 32' E), 12 Dec 1982
O.69359 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Bathurst Experimental Farm , (33 25' S , 149 35' E), 22 Sep 1909
O.69338 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Bathurst , (33 25' S , 149 35' E), 5 Nov 1909
O.69337 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney; Beecroft , (33 45' S , 151 4' E), 15 Sep 1906
O.69358 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney; Beecroft , (33 45' S , 151 4' E), 21 Nov 1906
O.58643 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Tumut District , (35 18' S , 148 13' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.24964 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Roseville , (33 47' S , 151 10' E), 3 Dec 1900

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.24963 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Belmore , (33 55' S , 151 5' E), 3 Oct 1895
O.59294 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Willandra National Park: Access Road , (32 15' S , 145 7' E), 15 Dec 1985
O.54179 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Zimbabwe, Fort Rixon , (20 2' S , 29 16' E), 22 Aug 1964
O.47690 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, 130 Km W Of Wilcannia , (31 48' S , 142 6' E), 29 Nov 1978

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16441 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, Western Australia, Geraldton, 200 Miles N , (26 S , 114 18' E),
O.71658 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Tidbinbilla: 1 Km N Of Entrance Turnoff , (35 28' S , 148 43' E), 15 Aug 2005

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.26127 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, South Australia, Old Mcdouall Peak , (29 50' S , 134 54' E),
O.58181 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Pamona, Via Wentworth , (34 6' S , 141 55' E), 5 Jan 1982
O.65262 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Mount Tomah, Blue Mountains , (33 33' S , 150 25' E), 22 Dec 1994

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16439 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, Western Australia, Geraldton, 200 Miles N , (26 S , 114 18' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.46112 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Fowlers Gap Research Station , (31 5' S , 141 42' E), 23 Sep 1976

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.16440 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, Western Australia, Geraldton, 200 Miles N , (26 S , 114 18' E),
O.60969 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Mt Kaputar National Park: Upper Bullawa Creek , (30 19' S , 150 9' E), 8 Dec 1989

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.24370 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Bourke , (30 5' S , 145 56' E), Sep 1916
O.55157 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Mallee Cliffs National Park: Near Homestead Site , (34 8' S , 142 20' E), 17 Sep 1979
O.53556 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, Western Australia, Ord River Irrigation Area, Near Kununurra , (15 46' S , 128 44' E), 7 Aug 1979
O.54097 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Woorandara Station, Booligal , (33 53' S , 144 41' E), 27 Oct 1980
O.64635 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, 20 Miles W Of Armidale , (30 28' S , 151 19' E), 29 Nov 1971

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.44255 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Balmoral, Cooyal, Via Mudgee , (32 29' S , 149 44' E), 21 Jan 1972

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

O.42781 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Booberoi Ck Area, Near Euabalong , (33 7' S , 146 20' E), 25 May 1968
O.73290 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, ,
A.6006 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney: Burwood , (33 53' S , 151 6' E),
O.70125 - Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789) - Australia, New South Wales, Sherwood: Gowing Hill Road , (31 4' S , 152 44' E), 23 Oct 1997