Order: Passeriformes | Family: Motacillidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cuzco, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Acjanaco, Cuzco
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lake Junin, Junin
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cajamarca | Lake Junin
Status: The Paramo Pipit is uncommon in humid grasslands near the tree line on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2950– 4400 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Cachirla del Páramo.
Sub-species: Paramo Pipit (Anthus bogotensis bogotensis) P. L. Sclater, 1855. Colombia S to N Peru (Cajamarca).
(A. b. immaculatus) Cory, 1916. NC Peru S to Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).
(A. b. shiptoni) (C. Chubb), 1923. NW Argentina (Tucumán).
Meaning of Name: Anthus: Gr. Myth. Anthos= small, brightly colored bird mentioned by Aristotle. bogotensis: In early ornithology “Bogotá” was used to designate a species of unknown provenance but, from the distinctive way in which the trade-skin had been prepared, presumed to be from the Spanish Main (= Spanish-held Mainland), the hinterland of north-western tropical America.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.