Saturday, 22 November 2014

Anthus hodgsoni (olive-backed pipit) - Sikkim Bird

Anthus hodgsoni (olive-backed pipit)

Venue: Chisopani, Singtam,  East Sikkim

Date: November 20, 2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan

Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:             Aves
Order:            Passeriformes
Family:           Motacillidae
Genus:            Anthus
Species:           A. hodgsoni
Binomial name: Anthus hodgsoni (Richmond, 1907)

Other Names:  Olive-backed pipit, Indian pipit or Hodgson's pipit,

Special feature:  The scientific name of this bird commemorates the British ornithologist Brian Houghton Hodgson. (Source: Wikipedia)

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