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Pechora Pipit

Anthus gustavi

Nesting across northern Siberia and wintering mostly in the Philippines and Indonesia, the Pechora Pipit is a long-distance migrant that has strayed to Alaska on rare occasions. It is even more elusive and harder to see than most pipits, hiding in dense grass and other low growth, flushing only at close range.
Family Wagtails and Pipits
Nesting across northern Siberia and wintering mostly in the Philippines and Indonesia, the Pechora Pipit is a long-distance migrant that has strayed to Alaska on rare occasions. It is even more elusive and harder to see than most pipits, hiding in dense grass and other low growth, flushing only at close range.
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