Anthus leucophrys   Plain-backed Pipit  Donkerkoester
Plain-backed Pipit
Lephalale, Oct 2019

Nomadic, but probably a breeding resident. Uncommon. Recorded widely but very sparsely across the Waterberg, less so in the surrounding thorn savanna (64% in, 36% out; recorded in 11% of the Waterberg pentads); frequents areas of bare ground in open areas, usually on heavily grazed or recently burnt veld; may be single birds or small groups that are present for a while and then move elsewhere.
Plain-backed Pipit Waterberg distribution
Plain-backed Pipit
Nooitgedacht, Nov 2013

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