Monday, December 16, 2013

Rosy Pipit - Status in Thailand

I had some correspondence with Phil Round regarding the status of Rosy Pipit in Thailand. There is a 1930s specimen that was labelled "Bangkok" and Phil first saw the species in at Thaton and Fang in December 1981. There are just a handful of records away from Thaton-Fang.  It is considered  uncommon or rare, even though it has probably been overlooked to some degree.

Rosy Pipit is usually associated with wet paddies of mashy areas (the birds I saw were in a wet, recently ploughed paddy), but there is evidence (such as the recent Nakhon Nayok birds) that they use drier habitats as well.

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