Migratory Blyth’s Pipit sighted

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“I usually watch every pipit I meet as I enjoy the birds, but am also on the lookout for vagrants.

PipitBly [AmarSingh] 1

“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.

PipitBly [AmarSingh] 2

“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).

PipitBly [AmarSingh] 3

“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

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