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Olive-backed Pipit

Anthus hodgsoni

Although it forages mostly on the ground like other pipits, this Asian species also regularly perches in bushes and trees. It is a rare migrant in western Alaska, mostly in the outer Aleutians. It has also occurred as a very rare stray in Nevada and California.
Family Wagtails and Pipits
Although it forages mostly on the ground like other pipits, this Asian species also regularly perches in bushes and trees. It is a rare migrant in western Alaska, mostly in the outer Aleutians. It has also occurred as a very rare stray in Nevada and California.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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Songs and Calls
Call, often given when flushed, a high, rough speez, much lower than Red-throated Pipit.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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