Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

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PERTH, Australia

Ken, is this bird also known as Richard's Pipit?

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

Yes Margaret. They have only recently started calling it Australasian Pipit,


PERTH, Australia

I hope Richard isn't too upset about that.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi, native to Asia) and Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae, native to Oz & NZ) used to be considered the same species, but were split a few years ago.

Don't think Richard (an early 19th century French naturalist) gives a toss, he's been dead for something like 150 years ;-)


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