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

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Pied Wagtail, Common Pied-wagtail, British Pied-wagtail, Moroccan Wagtail, Masked Wagtail, Black-backed Wagtail, Kamchatkan Pied-wagtail, Japanese Pied Wagtail, Kamchatka Pied Wagtail, Black-eared Wagtail, Hodgson's Wagtail, Indian White Wagtail, Streak-eyed Wagtail, Swinhoe's Wagtail, Amur Wagtail, White-faced Wagtail
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center, Chiba, Japan - Feb 25, 2009 © William Hull  Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center, Chiba, Japan - Feb 25, 2009 © William Hull  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  Seyssel, Ain, Rhone-Alpes, France - Mar 9, 2002 © Pascal Dubois 
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Se. Greenland and Iceland, all of Eurasia, and ex. w. Alaska;
(1) British Isles, n. Scandinavia and e. Russia.
Winters s. to Spain and nw. Africa (Morocco).
(2) Se. Greenland, Iceland, Faeroe Is., continental Europe, occasionally the British Isles) e. to the Ural Mountains, Turkey, Syria, and Levant.
Winters s. to the s. part of its range, w. and e. Africa, Arabia, and sw. Asia.
(3) Nw. Africa (w. Morocco).
(4) C. Russia from the Ural Mountains e. to the Taymyr Peninsula and s. to the Caucasus, nw. Iran, e. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Steppes and foothill to the Altai Mountains (e. Afghanistan).
Winters in the Middle East e. to India.
(5) Transcaspia, Turkestan, and n. Iran e. to s. Russia (w. Sayan Mountains), w. Mongolia, ex. nw. China (nw. and w. Xinjiang) and s. to n. Afghanistan, n. Pakistan, and nw. India (Kashmir).
Winters in Iran, e. Arabia e. to India.
(6) Nc. And w. Iran (s. Elburz Mountains and Zagros Mountains).
(7) Sc. Siberia (upper Yenisey River e. to Stanovoy Mountains) s. to Mongolia, and ne. China (ne. Nei Mongol).
Winters in n. India e. to se. China and c. Indochina (Thailand).
(8) N. and ne. Siberia e. from the Taymyr Peninsula and Yenisey River s. to Lensk region, Stanovoy Mountains, Chokotski Peninsula, and n. Kamchatka, and ex. W. Alaska.
Winters in s. Asia (ne. India, s. China, Thailand and the Philippines).
(9) Se. Russia along the s. coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, Sakhalin Is., Kuril Is., n. Japan (n. Honshu), c. Kamchatka, Commander Is. And sw. Alaska (Aleutians, Attu).
Winters s. to Burma, se. China, Taiwan and s. Japan.
(10) S. Mongolia, c. and e. China (Qinghai e. to Heilongjiang, and w. Zhejiang s. to n. Guangxi, and n. Guangdong), Russian Far East (Ussuriland, and Amurland), Korea, and sw. Japan (sw. Honshu and n. Kyushu)
Winters in s. Asia e. from n. India.
(11) Himalayas of ne. Pakistan, n. India, se. Tibet, e. to s. China (s. Xizang, s. and se. Qinghai, e. to s. Shaanxi, x. to Yunnan, and Guizhou), n. Burma, ex. n. Laos, and ex. n. Vietnam.
Winters in the foothill of the Himalayas s. to Bangladesh and n. Thailand.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Telpost Parnassia
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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