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Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Yellowish-crowned Wagtail, British Yellow-wagtail, Yellow-crowned Wagtail, Blue-headed Wagtail, Blue-headed Yellow Wagtail, Ashy-headed Wagtail, Gray-headed Wagtail, Grey-headed Wagtail, White-headed Wagtail, Yellow-headed Wagtail, Yellow-browed Wagtail, Black-headed Wagtail, White-chinned Wagtail, Turkestan Black-headed Wagtail, Dark-headed Wagtail, Green-headed Wagtail, Green-crowned Wagtail, Kuril Yellow-wagtail, Iberian Wagtail, Spanish Wagtail, Spanish Yellow-wagtail, Egyptian Yellow-wagtail, Sykes's Wagtail, Sykes' Wagtail, Alaska Wagtail, Alaska Yellow-wagtail, Short-tailed Grey-headed Wagtail, Short-tailed Gray-headed Wagtail, Siberian Wagtail, Siberian Yellow-wagtail
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors

Photographs

Scheldemeersen, Pottes, Belgium - Apr, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Aiguamolls de lEmporda, Cataluna, Spain - May 5, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Aiguamolls de lEmporda, Cataluna, Spain - May 5, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Eilat, Israel - Mar 27, 2001 © Alain Fossť  Eilat, Israel - Mar 27, 2001 © Alain Fossť 
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Range

Europe across c. Asia to Japan;
(1) Great Britain and adjacent coastal nw. France. Belgium, Netherlands, and sw. Norway.
Winters in Africa.
(2) Scandinavia e. across c. Russia to nw. Siberia.
Winters in sub-Saharan Africa and across s. and se. Asia.
(3) N. and c. Europe s. from s. Scandinavia (Biebrza Marsh, Poland) e. to the Urals.
Winters in sub-Saharan Africa.
(4) Sw. France, Spain, Portugal and nw. Africa (Mauritania on the islands of the Banc d' Arguin).
Winters w. and nc. Africa.
(5) Italy, Sardinia, Sicily and Slovenia.
Winters along Mediterranean coast and in cw. Africa (Mali e. to Lake Chad).
(6) Egypt (resident in the Nile delta and s. along the Nile).
(7) Se. Europe from the former Yugoslavia, Balkans e. to s. Ukraine and s. to Turkey, e. Mediterranean, Iraq, w. Caspian Sea, Iran and Afghanistan.
Winters mostly from Nigeria e. to Sudan and Uganda.
(8) Sw. Russia (lower Volga River and Irtysh River and s. from Kazan' and Perm') and n. Kazakhstan e. to Lake Chany and Lake Zaysan.
Winters in Africa and India.
(9) Upper Volga River e. to sw. Siberia and s. to n. Kazakhstan, Kirghiz steppes, and Altai Mountains, also in the w. Himalayas of n. India (Ladakh and possibly n. Kashmir). N. Caspian Sea and Aral Sea.
Winters mostly in India, but also in Arabia and e. Africa.
(10) Volga River delta and sw. Kazakhstan s. to ne. Iran and Afghanistan.
Winters mostly in s. Asia w. to w. Nepal and possibly also in ne. Africa.
(11) Nw. Mongolia, ex. Nw. China (n. Xinjiang) and adjacent regions of the former USSR.
Probably winters mostly in nw. India.
(12) Se. Siberia, Amurland, Sakhalin Is. and n. Japan (n. Hokkaido). W. and n. Alaska.
Winters in s. China, Burma, Taiwan s. to the Greater Sundas, Philippines and Wallacea.
(13) Se. Transbaikalia e. to Amurland and Ussuriland, s. to ne. Mongolia and c. Manchuria.
Winters in se. China, and se. Asia (Burma and the Malay Peninsula), and possibly Sumatra.

Videos

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Sounds

Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Hong Kong Birdwatching Society
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Hong Kong Birdwatching Society
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Telpost Parnassia
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Avisoft
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Pintails Home (Kim Hyun-Tae)
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics

References

Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.

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