Oreocorys Sharpe, Cat. Birds B. M.. x, p. 622 (1885). Type^ Oreocorys sylvanus Hodgs.
The genus Oreocorys contains a single species distinguished from all other Pipits by the rather attenuated, very pointed tail-feathers, which retain, however, the true Pipit white tail-pattern on the outer feathers. The second to the fifth primaries are notched on the outer webs.