Abstract A recent study proposes that the Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens is best treated as two species ‘American Pipit’ A. (r.) rubescensand ‘Siberian Pipit’ A. (r.) japonicus. This paper discusses the distribution, movement and known vagrancy of Siberian Pipit and its separation from American Pipit during autumn and winter. Identification features are p

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