Saturday, 8 February 2014

Red-throated Pipit

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Lake Chelekcheka, Ethiopia
12 January 2015

     It seems to me that there is always a particular sense of delight when one sees a species which breeds in the Holarctic region on its wintering grounds in the tropics. Thus, it was with great pleasure that we saw Red-throated Pipits during our journey through Ethiopia. Not that even the Europeans on the trip see it regularly, other than in migration, but this species breeds from northern Scandinavia to northeastern Siberia. It is distinctive, even in non-breeding plumage, and cannot be readily confused with any other pipit.


  1. Beautiful photo of a beautiful bird.

  2. Beautiful camouflage the Red-throated Pipit here at this spot.
    Nice shot you made.

    Groetjes Tinie

  3. I do not know any red-throated pipit. With you I'm learning so still a lot of birds know David :-)
    And thank you for your great comment on the Nature of Diamonds. I loved it!!
    Greetings, Helma