|Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera)
Chilean name: Bailarín chico
Brazilian name: Caminheiro-de-espora
|The Correndera Pipit is distributed from the Andes of Central Peru to Tierra del Fuego and reaches across Argentina and into southern Brazil. It is found in grassland particularly where there is some moisture.
All photos on this page are of the nominate race found in south Brazil except for the last 2 photos taken in Chile of the sub-species A. c. chilensis.
|It is similar to other South American pipits but is the most boldly patterned. Look for the bold black spots across the chest and down the flanks.|
|The pair of longitudinal white stripes down the back, as can be seen in the third photo, are diagnostic.|
|These 3 photos show the pipit during a display flight where it hovers some 30 metres above the ground then glides back down to earth with its wings held out and its tail partially cocked.|
|These last two photos are of the sub-species A. c. chilensis which is darker and more buffy than the nominate, has less dense but more extensive streaking on the breast and less white on the tail.|