Red-throated Pipit (Spring)
Red-throated Pipit (Spring)
Red-throated Pipit (Non-breeding)
Scientific Name 
Anthus cervinus
Arabic Name 
الجشنة حمراء الصدر
Kuwaiti name 
15.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Very common passage migrant and scarce winter visitor. Immediately distinguished among migrating pipits by its reddish breast and facial colouring, but this is quite variable among individuals, and it fades in winter.
Where in Kuwait 
It mainly inhabits wet and marshy areas, damp grasslands and sometimes drier, short-grass areas and can be found foraging on grass verges along Gulf Road, the coastal and inland areas of Jahra, farmlands and oasis in the west - pretty much everywhere during migration.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. It breeds in the far north of Europe and Asia, with a foothold in northern Alaska. It is a long-distance migrant moving in winter to Africa, south and east Asia and west coast USA. This is a small pipit, with adults easily identified in the breeding season by their brick red face and throat. It is a monogamous species; each male will mate with only one female in a breeding season and the pair will work together to raise their offspring.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation and pesticides.