LC
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Anthus similis and A. nyassae (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as A. similis following AERC TAC (2003); Cramp et al. (1977-1994); Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993). Anthus longicaudatus is no longer recognized as a species, following del Hoyo and Collar (2016) ; available material in museums is an amalgam of specimens of A. vaalensis and A. similis.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 50,800,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 49,000,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.7 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally frequent (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Angola N Extant Yes
Bangladesh N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant Yes
Burundi N Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant Yes
Cyprus V Extant Yes
Djibouti N Extant Yes
Egypt N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Eswatini N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant Yes
India N Extant Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Lebanon N Extant Yes
Lesotho N Extant Yes
Liberia N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Myanmar N Extant Yes
Namibia N Extant Yes
Nepal N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Oman N Extant Yes
Pakistan N Extant Yes
Palestine N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
South Africa N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Syria N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Togo N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Afghanistan Safed Koh
Afghanistan Khost
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Bakhtegan, Lake Tashk and Kamjan marshes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Khabr-va-Rouchoon Wildlife Refuge
Iran, Islamic Republic of Deh Bakhri area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kuh-i Taftan
Iran, Islamic Republic of Geno
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area
Jordan Dana
Saudi Arabia Raydah escarpment

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Altitude 600 - 2600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Anthus similis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.