Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea - Bergeronnette des ruisseaux

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Motacillidés

  • Genus
    :

    Motacilla

  • Species
    :

    cinerea

Descriptor

Tunstall, 1771

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 20 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 29 cm.
  • Weight
    : 14 à 22 g
Longevity

3 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Motacilla cinerea patriciae (Azores)
  • Motacilla cinerea schmitzi (Madeira)
  • Motacilla cinerea cinerea (w Europe, Canary Is. and nw Africa to c, e, ne Asia.)

Foreign names

  • Bergeronnette des ruisseaux,
  • Lavandera Cascadeña,
  • Alvéola-cinzenta,
  • Gebirgsstelze,
  • Hegyi billegető,
  • Grote Gele Kwikstaart,
  • Ballerina gialla,
  • Forsärla,
  • Vintererle,
  • trasochvost horský,
  • konipas horský,
  • Bjergvipstjert,
  • virtavästäräkki,
  • Gryskwikkie,
  • cuereta torrentera,
  • Straumerla,
  • pliszka górska,
  • pelēkā cielava,
  • siva pastirica,
  • Горная трясогузка,
  • Kicuit batu,
  • キセキレイ,
  • 灰鹡鸰,
  • นกเด้าลมหลังเทา,
  • 灰鶺鴒,

Voice song and cries

Bergeronnette des ruisseaux
♂ adult

Habitat

Grassland : Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

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