Pipit Species in Taxonomic Order

We have compiled a complete list of all Pipit species in taxonomical order. We have also included clickable images for identification purposes that will take you to that species page that includes more in-depth information on each bird species.

The pipits are a cosmopolitan genus, Anthus, of small passerine birds with medium to long tails.

Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi

Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus

African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus

  • There is an isolated population in the highlands of Cameroon which is sometimes considered to be a separate species: Cameroon Pipit (Anthus camaroonensis)

Australasian Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae

Plain Pipit Anthus leucophrys

Sandy or Buffy Pipit Anthus vaalensis

Long-clawed Pipit or Long-clawed Pipit Anthus pallidiventris

Malindi Pipit Anthus melindae

Kimberly Pipit Anthus pseudosimilis

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris

Blyth’s Pipit Anthus godlewskii

Berthelot’s Pipit Anthus berthelotii

Long-billed Pipit or Brown Rock Pipit Anthus similis

Jackson’s Pipit Anthus latistratus

Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurusBlyth’s Pipit, Anthus godlewskii

Bush Pipit or Bushveld Pipit or Little Pipit Anthus caffer

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Pechora Pipit Anthus gustavi

Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus

Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta

Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus

Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens

Upland Pipit Anthus sylvanus

Sprague’s Pipit Anthus spragueii

Short-billed Pipit Anthus furcatus

Hellmayr’s Pipit Anthus hellmayri

Yellowish Pipit Anthus lutescens

Chaco Pipit Anthus chacoensis

Correndera Pipit Anthus correnderaPlain Pipit (Anthus leucophrys)

Ochre-breasted Pipit Anthus nattereri

Paramo Pipit Anthus bogotensis

South Georgia Pipit Anthus antarcticus

New Guinea Pipit or Alpine Pipit (Anthus gutturalis)Anthus gutturalis

Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis

Yellow-tufted Pipit Anthus crenatus

Striped Pipit Anthus lineiventris

Yellow-breasted Pipit Anthus chloris

Long-tailed Pipit Anthus longicaudatus

Mountain Pipit Anthus hoeschi


Golden Pipit, Tmetothylacus tennelus

Pipits found in:

North and Central America (below) … South AmericaEuropeAfrica / Middle EastAsiaAustraliaAntarctic

North and Central America

Buff-bellied or American Pipit (Anthus rubescens
Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii)
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) - breeding plumage

South America

Yellowish Pipit (Anthus lutescens)
Caminheiro-de-barriga-acanelada (Anthus hellmayri brasilianus)
Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera)
Short-billed Pipit (Anthus furcatus)


Berthelot’s Pipit, Anthus berthelotii
Tawny Pipit
Water Pipit, Anthus spinoletta
Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis
Rock Pipit, Anthus petrosus
Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) - breeding plumage
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis

Africa / Middle East

Sokoke Pipit (Anthus sokokensis)
Striped Pipit (Anthus lineiventris)
Malindi Pipit (Anthus melindae)
Buffy or Sandy Pipit
Long-billed Pipit or Brown Rock Pipit (Anthus similis)
Tawny Pipit
Plain Pipit (Anthus leucophrys)
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) - breeding plumage
African Pipit (Anthus cinnamomeus)
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Golden Pipit (Tmetothylacus tenellus)
Mountain Pipit (Anthus hoeschi)


Long-billed Pipit or Brown Rock Pipit (Anthus similis)
Blyth's Pipit
Tawny Pipit
Water Pipit, Anthus spinoletta
Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis
Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) - breeding plumage
Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni
Nilgiri Pipit, Anthus nilghiriensis
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
Richard’s Pipit (Anthus richardi)
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Pechora Pipit (Anthus gustavi)


Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)


South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus)

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