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

Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Wells' Wagtail, Wells's Wagtail, Angola Wagtail, Angolan Wagtail, Kenya Wagtail
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Walvis Bay, Namibia - Aug, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer  Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Apr 7, 2005 © Victor Roberts  Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Oct 22, 2005 © Victor Roberts 
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Ec. to s. Africa;
Fragmented distribution in the ne. part of its range;
(1) C. Angola, s. Zaire, c. and w. Zambia.
(2) Nw. and c. Namibia, s. Botswana, c. Zimbabwe, s. Mozambique, and South Africa (w. Cape Province).
(3) E. Zaire, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, nw. Kenya and sw. Tanzania.


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


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