Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi


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 full migrant Forest dependency does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 16,600,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 16,800,000
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 common throughout most of its range (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 Presence Origin Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan extant vagrant
Algeria extant native
Angola extant native
Austria extant native yes
Bahrain extant native yes
Bangladesh extant native
Belgium extant vagrant
Bhutan extant native
Botswana extant native
Brunei extant native
Bulgaria extant vagrant
Burundi extant native
Cambodia extant native
Cameroon extant native
Chad extant native
China (mainland) extant native yes
Congo extant vagrant
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the extant native
Cyprus extant native
Czechia extant vagrant
Denmark extant native yes
Djibouti extant native
Egypt extant native
Eritrea extant native
Eswatini extant native
Ethiopia extant native
Finland extant vagrant
France extant vagrant
Germany extant vagrant
Greece extant vagrant
Guinea extant native
India extant native
Iran, Islamic Republic of extant native yes yes
Iraq extant native yes
Ireland extant vagrant
Israel extant native
Italy extant native
Japan extant native yes yes
Jordan extant native yes
Kazakhstan extant native yes
Kenya extant native
Kuwait extant native yes
Kyrgyzstan extant uncertain yes yes
Laos extant native
Latvia extant vagrant
Lebanon extant vagrant yes
Lesotho extant native
Libya extant native
Luxembourg extant vagrant
Malawi extant native
Malaysia extant native yes
Mali extant native yes yes
Malta extant vagrant
Mauritania extant native
Mongolia extant native yes
Montenegro extant vagrant
Morocco extant native
Mozambique extant native
Myanmar extant native
Namibia extant native
Nepal extant native
Netherlands extant vagrant
Niger extant uncertain yes
Nigeria extant native
North Korea extant native yes yes
Norway extant vagrant
Oman extant native yes yes
Pakistan extant vagrant
Palestine extant uncertain yes
Poland extant vagrant
Portugal extant native
Qatar extant vagrant
Russia extant native yes yes yes
Russia (Asian) extant native yes
Russia (Central Asian) extant native yes
Russia (European) extant uncertain yes yes
Rwanda extant native
Saudi Arabia extant native yes
Serbia extant vagrant
Slovakia extant native
Somalia extant native
South Africa extant native
South Korea extant native yes
South Sudan extant native yes
Spain extant vagrant
Sri Lanka extant native
Sudan extant native
Sweden extant vagrant
Switzerland extant vagrant
Syria extant vagrant yes
Taiwan, China extant native
Tajikistan extant uncertain yes
Tanzania extant native
Thailand extant native
Tunisia extant native
Turkey extant vagrant
Turkmenistan extant native yes
Uganda extant native
United Arab Emirates extant native yes yes
United Kingdom extant native yes
Uzbekistan extant uncertain yes
Vietnam extant native
Western Sahara extant uncertain yes yes
Yemen extant native yes
Zambia extant native
Zimbabwe extant native

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land major breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land major non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subarctic major breeding
Grassland Subarctic major non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 1800 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 6300 m

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food - human - - non-trivial recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - non-trivial recent
Sport hunting/specimen collecting - - non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anthus richardi. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.