adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2006-11-18)

Buff-bellied (American) Pipit
Anthus rubescens

Native Range: North America and Eurasia

Notes: prefers open ground such as fields and shorelines; nests on tundra; walks (rather than hops) and bobs almost constantly; much geographic variation in darkness of plumage and intensity of streaking.

frontal view (California, USA; 2007-01-21)

dorsal view (California, USA; 2008-11-29)

buffy underparts, eye ring, and wingbars (California, USA; 2007-01-06)

bobs or dips as it walks (California, USA; 2006-12-03)

white outer tail feathers visible in flight (California, USA; 2007-01-21)

posing for portrait (California, USA; 2006-12-03)