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Journal of Arid Land

Abstract

On 15 September, 2010, a Pechora Pipit Anthus gustavi Swinhoe was found in the Hami prefecture (41°13′N and 93°29′E, 1,143 m a.s.l.), Xinjiang, during the period of a comprehensive scientific survey in Lop Nur region. The bird, which was photographed, is a new avian record for Xinjiang. The pipit reproduces in northern Eurasia, mainly in wide meadows and low hills, and can be found in open forests and nearby residential areas in the process of on migration. The species is an insectivore and is a rare migrant or vagrant in Xinjiang. The geo-graphical distribution, character, habitat, ecological habit and subspecies of the Pechora Pipit were discussed in this paper.

Keywords

Pechora Pipit; Anthus gustavi; new record; avian; Lop Nur; Xinjiang

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