Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789)

Common Name: 
Australasian Pipit
Distribution: 

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.

References: 

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

Birdlife Australia at https://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/australasian-pipit Accessed 27 July 2020.