Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789)

Common Name: 
Australasian Pipit

Australia generally.

Ecological Notes: 

Occupies a range of habitat types from saltmarshes to heaths, dry shrublands and open woodland clearings and beaches. The diet consists of insects and their larvae, as well as seeds. 

Additional Notes: 

The Australasian Pipit forages in a jerky, darting motion, stopping to perch on low stones, shrubs or foredune vegetation, whilst wagging its tail up and down.


Atlas of Living Australia website at Anthus novaeseelandiae Accessed 29 July 2020.

Birdlife Australia at Accessed 27 July 2020.