Blyth's Pipit

Anthus godlewskii (Taczanowski, 1876) BLYPI 10040
Family: Passeriformes > Motacillidae

Blyths Pipit, Yoav Perlman

Difficult to separate from the very similar Richard’s Pipit – of which it has previously been considered a subspecies – this large pipit has a rather restricted breeding range, centred on Mongolia.

With just a few tens of records, typically from September to December, Blyth's Pipit remains are very rare visitor to Britain.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
497 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
497 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Blyth's Pipit is a very rare vagrant, recorded occasionally in late autumn and winter.

Weekly occurence of Blyth's Pipit from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Blyth's Pipit, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Corhedydd Blyth
Catalan: piula de Godlewski
Czech: linduška mongolská
Danish: Mongolsk Piber
Dutch: Mongoolse Pieper
Estonian: mongoolia kiur
Finnish: mongoliankirvinen
French: Pipit de Godlewski
German: Steppenpieper
Hungarian: mongol pityer
Icelandic: Brumtittlingur
Italian: Calandro di Blyth
Latvian: Godlevska cipste
Lithuanian: Godlevskio kalviukas
Norwegian: Mongolpiplerke
Polish: swiergotek stepowy
Portuguese: petinha-de-blyth
Slovak: labtuška Godlewského
Slovenian: mongolska cipa
Spanish: Bisbita estepario
Swedish: mongolpiplärka

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