Scientific Name: Anthus hodgsoni
Malay Name: Apit-apit Pokok Timur
Chinese Name: 树鹨
Found in Siberia, Mongolia, China to Japan and winters to Indian subcontinent, southern China and Southeast Asia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: hodgsoni, yunnanensis
Local Subspecies: hodgsoni?
Size: 16-17 cm
Identification: Resembles Red-throated Pipit but has plain greenish-olive upperparts, broad whitish supercilium and lacks the pinkish-red head-sides and throat.
Similar looking species: Red-throated Pipit
Habitat: Wooded area.
Behaviour/Ecology: Eats mainly insects, but takes some seeds, especially outside the nesting season. Forages on the ground or in low trees.
Local Status: Very rare migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Only one confirmed record at Bidadari in December 2010.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2
Per Alstrom, Krister Mild and Bill Zetterstrom (2003) Pipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North America