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Rock Pipit

Anthus petrosus (Montagu, G 1798)

The European rock pipit, or just rock pipit, is a species of small passerine bird that breeds in western Europe on rocky coasts. It has streaked greyish-brown upperparts and buff underparts, and is similar in appearance to other European pipits. There are three subspecies, of which only the Fennoscandian form is migratory, wintering in shoreline habitats further south in Europe. The European rock pipit is territorial at least in the breeding season, and year-round where it is resident. Males will sometimes enter an adjacent territory to assist the resident in repelling an intruder, behaviour only otherwise known from the African fiddler crab. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Motacillidae
Genus:
   Anthus
Scientific:
  Anthus petrosus


Original description

Citation:
  (Montagu, G 1798)

Reference:
   Trans. Linn. Soc. London (1), 4 p.41

Protonym:
  Alauda petrosa

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/753251


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  E1CBB1C259093F06

Avibase ID:
  avibase-E1CBB1C2

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E1CBB1C2


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 558662

Geographic range:

  • Anthus petrosus [petrosus or meinertzhageni]: Coastal Ireland, British Isles, nw France and Channel Islands
  • Anthus petrosus kleinschmidti: Faeroes, Shetlands, Orkneys, Fair Isla and St. Kilda I.
  • Anthus petrosus littoralis: Fennoscandia and nw Russia; >s Spain and nw Africa
English:
Rock Pipit
Catalan:
grasset de costa
Czech:
linduška skalní
Danish:
Skærpiber
German:
Strandpieper
Spanish:
Bisbita Costero
Spanish (Spain):
Bisbita Costero
Finnish:
luotokirvinen
French:
Pipit maritime
Croatian:
Sjeverna trepteljka
Hungarian:
parti pityer
Icelandic:
Strandtittlingur
Italian:
Spioncello marino
Japanese (romaji):
yo-roppatahibari
Japanese:
ニシヨーロッパタヒバリ
Lithuanian:
Uolinis kalviukas
Dutch:
Oeverpieper
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Skjerpiplerke
Norwegian:
Skjærpiplerke
Polish:
świergotek nadmorski
Portuguese:
Petinha-marítima
Russian:
Скальный конёк
Slovak:
ľabtuška skalná
Serbian:
Morska trepteljka
Swedish:
skärpiplärka
Ukrainian:
Щеврик острівний
Chinese:
石鹨
Chinese (Traditional):
岩鷚


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
European Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
European Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
European Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
European Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pipit maritime ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pipit maritime ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
European Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
European Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
European Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
European Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Eurasian Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
European Rock Pipit ( Anthus petrosus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anthus petrosus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anthus petrosus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Anthus [spinoletta, rubescens or petrosus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Oewerkoester
Asturian: Chis, Chis costeru, Llastreru
Belarusian: Скальны свірстун
Bulgarian: Скална бъбрица
Breton: Ar sidan aod, Sidan-aod
Catalan: Grasset d'aigua, Grasset de costa, Titina d'aigua
Catalan (Balears): Titina d'aigua
Czech: linduška horská, linduška pobøežní, linduška pobøežní skalní, Linduška pobřežní , Linduška pobřežní (skalní), Linduška skalní, linduška vodní
Welsh: Corhedydd y graig, Ehedydd y graig, Pibydd y graig, Wid-wid
Danish: Skærpiber
German: Bergpieper, Strandpieper, Wasserpieper-petrosus
Greek: Θαλασσοκελάδα
English: British Rock Pipit, Eurasian Rock Pipit, European Rock Pipit, Rock Pipit, Water pipit
English, HBW: Rock Pipit
English (IOC): Eurasian Rock Pipit, European Rock Pipit
English (United States): Rock Pipit
Esperanto: bordpipio, Rokpipio
Spanish: Bisbita Costera, Bisbita Costero, Bisbita Ribereño Alpino
Spanish (Spain): Bisbita Costero
Spanish (HBW): Bisbita costero
Estonian: Randkiur
Basque: Grasset de costa , Itsas txirta
Finnish: Luotokirvinen
Faroese: Fjørutítlingur, Grátítlingur
French: Pipit maritime
Frisian: Stienpiper
Irish: Riabhóg Chladaigh, Riabhóg chreige
Gaelic: Gabhagan, Glasian
Galician: Grasset de costa , Pica costeira
Manx: Fushag Varrey, Tweet na greg
Hebrew: פיפיון סלעים, פפיון סלעים
Croatian: Siva trepteljka, Sjeverna trepteljka
Hungarian: parti pityer
Icelandic: Strandtittlingur
Italian: Spioncello marino, Spioncello montano
Japanese (romaji): nishiyo-roppatahibari, yoaroppatahibari, yo-roppatahibari
Japanese: ニシヨーロッパタヒバリ, ヨアロッパタヒバリ, ヨーロッパタヒバリ
Cornish: Corawhesyth an als
Scientific: Alauda petrosa, Anthus petrosus, Anthus petrosus petrosus, Anthus spinoletta petrosus, Pipastes petrosus
Luxembourgish: Strandpiipsert
Lithuanian: Uolinis kalviukas
Latvian: Akmeņu čipste
Macedonian: Морска трептилка
Maltese: Dizz tal-Blat, Diżż tal-blat
Dutch: Oeverpieper
Norwegian Nynorsk: Skjerpiplerke
Norwegian: Kystpiplerke, Skjærpiplerke
Polish: swiergotek nadmorski, świergotek nadmorski, Świergotek skalny
Portuguese: Petinha-marítima, Petinha-ribeirinha
Portuguese (Portugal): Petinha-marítima
Rhaeto-Romance: Pivet da riva
Romanian: Fâsă de mare, Fâsă de stâncă
Russian: Береговой конек, Береговой конёк, Береговый конёк, Конек скальный, Скальный конёк
Northern Sami: Boađđocivkkán, Boaððocivkkán, Riddocivkaleivvoš
Slovak: ľabtuška skalná, ľabtuška vrchovská
Slovenian: obalna vriskarica
Albanian: Drenja e shkëmbit
Serbian: Morska trepteljka
Swedish: Skärpiplärka
Turkish: kaya incirkuşu, Kaya İncirkuşu
Ukrainian: Щеврик острівний
Chinese: 石鹨
Chinese (Traditional): 岩鷚

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