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Anthus nilghiriensis Sharpe, 1885 – Nilgiri Pipit

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Anthus nilghiriensis Sharpe, 1885 – Nilgiri Pipit. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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