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

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area

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 (2022) Species factsheet: Anthus richardi. Downloaded from on 27/11/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/11/2022.