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Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus


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Red-throated Pipit, adult
credit: Daniel Pettersson/CCSA

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Family: Motacillidae, Wagtails and Pipits view all from this family

Description Breeding birds are striking (male especially) with brick-red face, throat, and breast. Fall birds lack this color, but have striking streaking.

Dimensions Length: 6" (15 cm)

Range Alaska, California

Voice Call is thin and high-pitched.

Discussion Breeds in Siberia and occurs as scarce migrant in western Alaska in spring and fall; rare vagrant further south on West coast, mainly in fall, favoring short grassland.