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Common Name : Blyth´s Pipit     -       Scientific Name : Anthus godlewskii       -       Other Name : Cheena Gomaritta (S)
Maha Wewa

This is a rare migrant species that breeds in Mongolia, China, Tibet and India. It has been named after the British zoologist Edward Blyth.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as Least Concerned (IUCN Red List).

Blyth’s Pipit is protected under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance as amended by Act No. 22 of 2009.

 I have seen this species at Udawalawa National park and at Vankalai Sanctuary in Mannar.

This is a rarely seen species at Wilpattu National park. In December 2019 I observed a few Pipits of this species on the Maha Wewa bund.