Scientific Name: Anthus rufulus
Malay Name: Apit-apit Biasa
Chinese Name: 田鹨
Found from Indian subcontinent, southwest China to Southeast East Asia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: rufulus, malayensis, lugubris, albidus, medius
Local Subspecies: malayensis
Size: 15-16 cm
Identification: Adult has mainly greyish-brown streaked upperparts, pale buff underparts with streaks around upper-breast and long bill/tail/legs.
Similar looking species: Richard’s Pipit
Habitat: Grassland and other open habitats.
Behaviour/Ecology: Typically has weaker, more fluttering flight pattern than Richard’s and rarely hovers before landing.
Local Status: Common resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Lorong Halus, Tuas, Changi, Marina East Drive, Punggol Barat and other suitable habitats.
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