The Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) is a small passerine bird which breeds in the far north of Europe and Asia, with a foothold in northern Alaska. It is a long-distance migrant moving in winter to Africa, south and east Asia and is a rare winter visitor west coast USA in small numbers. In Ventura County, there has have been 4 birds recorded so far this fall. Normally we are lucky to record one of these rarities every four years. Adults are easily identified in the breeding season by their brick red face and throat, however the magnificent flush of color is all but lost during the winter season and the Red-throated Pipit takes on a more drab appearance, and can be identified by the blackish streaks on the breast and flanks, a boldly patterned back and pink legs.
Camera & Lens: Panasonic Lumix GH3 & Panasonic 100-300mm.
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