Red-throated Pipit

Anthus cervinus (Pallas, 1811) VP RETPI 10120
Family: Passeriformes > Motacillidae

Red-throated Pipit, Yoav Perlman

Red-throated Pipit is largely an autumn visitor to Britain & Ireland, with a couple of dozen reports each year.

The species breeds from northern Norway east across Russia and Siberia, and has a small population in the north-west of Alaska. The wintering grounds extend across central Africa and south-east Asia.

Select a topic for more facts and statistics about the Red-throated Pipit

  • Breeding
  • Winter
1.2k records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
1.2k records



Red-throated Pipit identification is often difficult.


Listen to example recordings of the main vocalisations of Red-throated Pipit, provided by xeno-canto contributors.

Flight call

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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.


This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.


Red-throated Pipit is a rare migrant, recorded in spring and in autumn.

Weekly occurence of Red-throated 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 Red-throated 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.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


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

Welsh: Corhedydd Gyddfgoch
Catalan: piula gola-roja
Czech: linduška rudokrká
Danish: Rødstrubet Piber
Dutch: Roodkeelpieper
Estonian: tundrakiur e. punakurk-kiur
Finnish: lapinkirvinen
French: Pipit à gorge rousse
German: Rotkehlpieper
Hungarian: rozsdástorkú pityer
Icelandic: Torftittlingur
Irish: Riabhóg Phíbrua
Italian: Pispola golarossa
Latvian: sarkanrikles cipste
Lithuanian: rudagurklis kalviukas
Norwegian: Lappiplerke
Polish: swiergotek rdzawogardly
Portuguese: petinha-de-garganta-ruiva
Slovak: labtuška cervenohrdlá
Slovenian: rdecegrla cipa
Spanish: Bisbita gorjirrojo
Swedish: rödstrupig piplärka

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