Anthus novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1789)

Photographer: 
Neil Vaughan
Date: 
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Additional Notes: 

Adult

Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 10 June 2005
Location: 
Woolgoolga Headland
Additional Notes: 

Adult

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 https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:0e... Accessed 29 July 2020.

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