Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii)
Populations are still threatened by the loss and conversion of breeding habitat to agriculture and human development. Overgrazing by cattle and the invasion by exotic grasses has further reduced the quality of much of their breeding habitats. In addition, loss, conversion, fragmentation, and degradation of grasslands on their wintering grounds are continuing threats. Sprague’s Pipits are one of the least-studied birds in North America, in part due to their elusive behavior and habit of singing high above the ground.
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wlldlife in Canada (COSEWIC). 2000. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Sprague’s Pipit Anthus spragueii in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Environment Canada. 2008. Recovery Strategy for the Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) in Canada. Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series. Environment Canada, Ottawa.
December 2, 2011