plain brownish all over, including back; pipit bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Plain-backed Pipit
Anthus leucophrys

Native Range: Africa

Notes: distinguished by its lack of distinguishing marks, such as no moustachial streak, weak breast streaking and only light buffy outer edgings of the tail feathers; found singly or in small flacks in open grasslands, especially in hilly areas.

dorsal view; light ere-ring; almost blackish tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

light buffy wingbars; longish pipit legs (South Africa; 2007-06-30)