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Yellow-bellied pipits
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Yellow-breasted Pipit and Sharpe's Longclaw
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Clade: Nine-primaried oscines
Family: Motacillidae
Genus: Hemimacronyx
Swainson, 1827
Species

Yellow-bellied pipits, Hemimacronyx is a proposed genus of birds in the pipit and wagtail family Motacillidae. Both species are found in open areas of Africa. They are both threatened with extinction due to human activities, principally habitat loss.[3]

Taxonomy

It contains two species that are usually treated as belonging to two larger genera, Macronyx (in the case of Sharpe's Longclaw) and Anthus (in the case of Yellow-breasted Pipit). The plumage of the two species is more similar to that of the longclaws and the Golden Pipit, having brown barred backs and bright yellow breasts and throats. They are presumed to be closely related to these two groups, but the split has not been widely recognised.

Species

Both species form a superspecies.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Macronyx sharpei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Anthus chloris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Tyler, Stephanie (2004), "Family Motacillidae (Pipits and Wagtails)", in del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Christie, David, Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 9, Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails, Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, pp. 771–772, ISBN 84-87334-69-5 
  4. ^ Tyler, S. (2016). Yellow-breasted Pipit (Hemimacronyx chloris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/57811 on 25 July 2016).
  5. ^ Tyler, S. (2016). Sharpe's Longclaw (Hemimacronyx sharpei). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/57812 on 25 July 2016).
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