The pipits are a widespread genus, Anthus, of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. Along with the wagtails and ionclaws, the pipits make up the family Motacillidae. The genus occurs across most of the world, except the driest deserts, rainforests and the mainland of Antarctica.
They are slender, often drab, ground-feeding insectivores of open country. Like their relatives in the family, the pipits are monogamous and territorial. The species are as follows:

Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus
Australasian Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae
Plain Pipit Anthus leucophrys
Sandy Pipit Anthus vaalensis
Long-clawed Pipit Anthus pallidiventris
Malindi Pipit Anthus melindae
Kimberley Pipit Anthus pseudosimilis
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii
Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Jackson's Pipit Anthus latistratus
Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus
Little Pipit Anthus caffer
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Pechora Pipit Anthus gustavi
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus
Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens
Upland Pipit Anthus sylvanus
Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
Short-billed Pipit Anthus furcatus
Hellmayr's Pipit Anthus hellmayri
Yellowish Pipit Anthus lutescens
Chaco Pipit Anthus chacoensis
Correndera Pipit Anthus correndera
Ochre-breasted Pipit Anthus nattereri
Paramo Pipit Anthus bogotensis
South Georgia Pipit Anthus antarcticus
New Guinea Pipit Anthus gutturalis
Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis
Yellow-tufted Pipit Anthus crenatus
Striped Pipit Anthus lineiventris
Yellow-breasted Pipit Anthus chloris
Long-tailed Pipit Anthus longicaudatus
Mountain Pipit Anthus hoeschi