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Anthus

 

a genus of birds of the family Motacillidae of the order Passeriformes. The body length measures 14–20 cm. The coloration is brownish with spots. There are about 30 species.

The Anthus are widely distributed—from the subarctic to the subantarctic belts; they are absent only from New Guinea and the islands of Oceania. Most live in open places, such as tundras, steppes, and high-mountain meadows (up to 4,200 m above sea level); a few live in forest meadows and on the edges of forests. Their nests are on the ground; four to six eggs are laid per clutch. In the USSR there are nine species: Richard’s pipit (A. richardi), Godlevskii’s pipit (A. godlewskii), tawny pipit (A. campestris), tree pipit (A. trivialis), Indian tree pipit (A. hogsoni), meadow pipit (A. pratensis), red-throated pipit (A. cervinus), Pechora pipit (A. gustavi), and water pipit (A. spinolettd). The Anthus feed on insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates.

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Evidence of a second brood, after successful raising of the first, has not been documented unequivocally in four of those species: Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris (Beason, 1995), American Pipit Anthus rubescens (Hendricks and Verbeek, 2012), Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus (Hussell and Montgomerie, 2002), and Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis (Montgomerie and Lyon, 2011), although two cases of second broods produced by unmarked females were suspected in a seven-year study of Lapland Longspurs at 71.
Stable or increasing populations of Tetrao tetrix, Caprimulgus europaeus, Coracias garrulus, Lullula arborea, Anthus campestris and red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) breeding and/or foraging in habitat 2320, and of Tetrao tetrix, Grus grus, Tringa glareola and Caprimulgus europaeus in the bog habitat;