Anthus nilghiriensis Sharpe, 1885 - Nilgiri Pipit

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 

 

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Anthus nilghiriensis - Nilgiri Pipit



This rare species is endemic to the Western Ghats of Southern India. It inhabits marshy grasslands of the hilly areas, at the heights of 1,000m-2,300m. It mostly forages on seeds of the creeping grasses of the valleys. It breeds during February-June. It mostly remains solitary or in pairs (BirdLife International 2016). 
 

Conservation Status:  

 

 

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 



According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to tea plantation and overgrazing for the domestic livestock (BirdLife International 2016).
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala72
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2016. Anthus nilghiriensis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22718582A94586848. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22718582A94586848.en. Accessed on 12 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Anthus nilghiriensis Sharpe, 1885 – Nilgiri Pipit. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/anthus-nilghiriensis, accessed 2024/06/25.