Mountain Wagtail

Motacilla clara - Bergeronnette à longue queue

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Motacillidés

  • Genus
    :

    Motacilla

  • Species
    :

    clara

Descriptor

Sharpe, 1908

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 15 à 24 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 5 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Mountain Wagtail (Motacilla clara) is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Motacilla clara chapini (Sierra Leone to Central African Republic, c DRCongo and Gabon)
  • Motacilla clara clara (Ethiopia)
  • Motacilla clara torrentium (e Uganda and c Kenya to c Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and w Mozambique, also e South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Bergeronnette à longue queue,
  • Lavandera Clara,
  • Alvéola-rabilonga,
  • Langschwanzstelze,
  • hosszúfarkú billegető,
  • Bergkwikstaart,
  • Ballerina montana,
  • Bergärla,
  • Bergerle,
  • trasochvost potočný,
  • konipas bystřinný,
  • Afrikansk Bjergvipstjert,
  • koskivästäräkki,
  • Bergkwikkie,
  • cuereta clara,
  • pliszka jasna,
  • Длиннохвостая трясогузка,
  • ハイイロハクセキレイ,
  • 非洲山鹡鸰,
  • 麗鶺鴒,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) :

Geographic range

Illustration

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