Olive-backed Pipit

Other Names: Indian Tree Pipit, Hodgson's Tree Pipit

Distribution: In summer, from Himalayan Pakistan and India, westward through Nepal, into China, eastwards through Korea to Japan, and north through north Central Asia into north-eastern Europe. In winter, peninsular India east to southeast Asia and the Philippines.

Olive-backed Pipit distribution range map

Description:

Size: 13-15 cm in length with a 26-28 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Pale green-olive on the wings and upper back, with only faintly streaked lower back and plain off-white rump. Wings are streaked heavily with black and lightly with yellow. The face is also well marked, with broad pale buff undersides and  white and black spots on the cheek. The underside is heavily streaked with black and yellow. The legs are pink, the bill is brown, and the eyes are black.

Species image
Olive-backed Pipit

Olive-backed Pipit

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alaska
aleutians
california
hawaii
nevada
Tail Shape
forked-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
olive
white
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
wagtails, longclaws and pipits - motacillidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species