Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
L 6"(15cm) WS 10"(25cm). Finely streaked olive-green upperparts. White underparts. White spot and black spot at rear of auriculars. Distinct buffy loral spot and white supercilum has black upper border.
Call, often given when flushed, a high, rough speez, much lower than Red-throated Pipit.
This shy Eurasian species has reached Alaska's Bering Sea islands and Aleutian Islands and even California and Nevada during migration. Unlike other American pipits, it readily perches in bushes and trees and when flushed often flies to a perch or flies off some distance.