Richard's Pipit

      Anthus richardi

      Information

      The Richard's Pipit is a little larger and stronger than the similar Tawny Pipit and appears thrush-like. It often stands upright with almost stretched legs and upright body and neck. Every year in autumn, small numbers of Richard's Pipits arrive in Europe and North Africa from their breeding areas in Siberia and Central Asia occurring mainly in coastal areas.

      Voice

      Status (in CH)
      vagrant
      Annual cycle
      The bar on the top line indicates during which seasons the species can be observed regularly in Switzerland. There can be great seasonal fluctuations of numbers. The middle bar indicates the typical migration seasons of a species. The bottom bar indicates the period during which the species normally breeds. As a rule it spans the period from egg-laying to fledging of the young.
      Annual cycle
      Annual cycle

      Facts

      Population size in Switzerland (Pairs)
      -
      Migration behaviour
      short- to long-distance migrant
      Diurnal/nocturnal migrant
      Diurnal migrant
      Length (cm)
      17-20
      wing span (cm)
      29-33
      Weight (g)
      27-37
      Nest site
      ground
      Food
      insects, seeds
      Group
      Pipits and Wagtails
      Habitat
      various open habitats