“I usually watch every pipit I meet as I enjoy the birds, but am also on the lookout for vagrants.
“I saw this pipit on 2nd January 2017 and was not happy with my ID. I shelved it as this season has been extremely busy with work and cares, until some colleagues mentioned seeing a Blyth’s Pipit (Anthus godlewskii) in the area.
“I reviewed my images and the ID fits. This the second record of a migratory Blyth’s Pipit to the region (first in 2010, much further north).
“I am indebted to a number of colleagues who made the diagnosis and made me review mine.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
2nd January 2017
Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, wetlands