Scientific Name: Anthus cervinus
Malay Name: Apit-apit Leher Merah
Chinese Name: 红喉鹨
Found in northern Scandinavia to NE Siberia and winters to Africa, Middle East, Indian subcontinent, southern China, Japan and Southeast Asia
Size: 15-16.5 cm
Identification: Adult is characterised by heavily streaked upperparts with prominent streaked back, rump and uppertail-coverts, prominent blackish streaks/spotting on breasts and flanks and pinkish-red head-sides, throat and upper breast. Reddish coloration on head tend to be less extensive on autumn/winter birds and females and completely lacking in juveniles.
Similar looking species: Olive-backed Pipit
Habitat: Grasslands and open habitats, often near water.
Behaviour/Ecology: Forages by walking along ground, pecking at a variety of insects and occasional seeds.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Changi, Tuas and Punggol Barat
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