African Rock Pipit

The African Rock Pipit is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

In the mountainous areas African Rock Pipit is plentiful, while Black Stork, Jackal Buzzard, Ground Woodpecker and Layard's Tit-Babbler also occur. The upper part of the park supports Martial Eagle, Verreauxs' Eagle, African Black Swift, Cape Eagle-Owl and Grey-winged Francolin. Look for Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk in and around the alien poplar trees. More

Rock-Thrush and African Rock Pipit prefer the drier western side of the pass; scan any exposed rocks and keep an ear open for the pipit’s distinctive and far-carrying call. 15km out of Rhodes turn south on the Bokspruit-Sterksruit road. Four kilometres further take the right fork to Sterkspruit, 12 km further turn left at the T-junction, approx. 45 km then turn left to Bastervoetpad. Continue straight on this road until the tar road where you turn left to get back to the villages of Ugie and Maclear. More

Cinnamon-breasted Warbler and African Rock Pipit, neither of which is likely to be seen without staying very alert to their calls, which drift across from the cliff faces. The pipit also occurs on the rocky hillocks of the plateau itself, alongside the similarly rock-loving Long-billed Pipit. Other mountain species that are typical of the cliffs along the Klipspringer Pass are Black and Booted Eagles, Ground Woodpecker (p.105*) and Pale-winged Starling. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Motacillidae
Genus : Anthus
Species : crenatus
Authority : Finsch & Hartlaub, 1870