Cape Wagtail

Motacilla capensis - Bergeronnette du Cap

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Motacillidés

  • Genus
    :

    Motacilla

  • Species
    :

    capensis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 21 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 17 à 25 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis) is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Motacilla capensis capensis (w and s Namibia to s Mozambique and South Africa)
  • Motacilla capensis simplicissima (Angola and ne Namibia to se DRCongo, Zambia and w Zimbabwe)
  • Motacilla capensis wellsi (e DRCongo and sw Uganda to c Kenya and nw Tanzania)

Foreign names

  • Bergeronnette du Cap,
  • Lavandera de El Cabo,
  • Alvéola do Cabo,
  • Kapstelze,
  • fokföldi billegető,
  • Kaapse Kwikstaart,
  • Ballerina del Capo,
  • Kapärla,
  • Askeerle,
  • trasochvost bielohrdlý,
  • konipas jihoafrický,
  • Kapvipstjert,
  • suvantovästäräkki,
  • Gewone Kwikkie,
  • cuereta del Cap,
  • pliszka obrożna,
  • Капская трясогузка,
  • サメハクセキレイ,
  • 海角鹡鸰,
  • 南非鶺鴒,

Voice song and cries

Bergeronnette du Cap
adult

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks, Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Sand Dunes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land, Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

Illustration

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