Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Wagtails and Pipits :: Mountain Wagtail

Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara

Described by: Sharpe (1908)
Alternate common name(s): Long-tailed Wagtail, Gray-backed Wagtail, Grey-backed Wagtail
Old scientific name(s): Motacilla longicauda


Lone Creek Waterfall, near Sabie, South Africa - Aug, 2004 © Déwald Swanepoel  Langata Nature Education Centre, Karen, Kenya - Apr 24, 2005 © Charlie Moores 
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Sub-Saharan Africa;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ivory Coast, se. Nigeria, Cameroon, sw. Central African Republic and Gabon to e. Zaire.
(2) W. and c. Ethiopia.
(3) W. Uganda and e. Zaire to w. and c. Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, w. Angola, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and e. South Africa (Natal).


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


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