Is it just me or do the words regular and rare contradict each other? I think the sentence could be better worded.
- It occurs every year, but in small numbers. jimfbleak 13:44, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Hi Tannin - looking at this makes me wonder, is your photo at Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi, recently split from A. novaeseelandiae) this, or an Australasian Pipit (A. novaeseelandiae sensu stricto)? - MPF 16:51, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- Damn it, MPF, I was flat out deciding it was a pipit, never mind the finer points. :) Those brownish grassland birds - there are about half a dozen of them - are hard! It would be A. novaeseelandiae, no doubt, as it was taken ony a few miles from Ballarat. Until now, I wasn't aware there was a difference. My field guides say "Australian(Richard's) Pipit" and I never thought to wonder why. Tannin 07:56, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- Hi Tannin - thanks; I fear it may not be quite so simple, as although A. richardi breeds in Asia, it winters in Australia. So if your pic was taken between October-March, the possibility of A. richardi remains. Could you check HANZAB please, to see if richardi gets as far south as Ballarat? - if yes, we'll have to get someone familiar with both species to identify it on plumage :-) I had a go myself comparing it with pics on the net, and couldn't decide . . . - MPF 13:31, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)
Above section moved here from Talk:List_of_New_Zealand_birds
Who was Richard?
Hi: I'm trying to find out why Richard's Pipit is named so. I'd love to get more information on the line ' “This bird was named after the French naturalist Monsieur Richard of Lunéville.” GANDER
Regarding the photo: The chick on the left looks like it has a buzz-saw of teeth on the roof of its mouth. The article on Wikipedia doesn't mention what it could be. Is this "throat" a gape marking? Hubzilla 02:53, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
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