Western Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava - Bergeronnette printanière

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Motacillidés

  • Genus
    :

    Motacilla

  • Species
    :

    flava

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 28 cm.
  • Weight
    : 23 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family.

Subspecific information 10 Subspecies

  • Motacilla flava flavissima (Britain and coastal Europe)
  • Motacilla flava lutea (sw Russia to nw and nc Kazakhstan)
  • Motacilla flava flava (n and c Europe to the Ural Mts.)
  • Motacilla flava beema (sw Siberia and ne Kazakhstan to w Himalayas)
  • Motacilla flava iberiae (Iberian Pen., sw France and nw Africa)
  • Motacilla flava cinereocapilla (Italy, Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia and Slovenia)
  • Motacilla flava pygmaea (Egypt)
  • Motacilla flava leucocephala (nw Mongolia, nw China and sc Siberia)
  • Motacilla flava feldegg (the Balkans and Turkey to Iran and Afghanistan)
  • Motacilla flava thunbergi (n Europe to nw Siberia)

Foreign names

  • Bergeronnette printanière,
  • Lavandera Boyera,
  • Alvéola-amarela,
  • Wiesenschafstelze,
  • Sárga billegető,
  • Gele Kwikstaart,
  • Cutrettola comune,
  • Gulärla,
  • Gulerle,
  • trasochvost žltý,
  • konipas luční,
  • Gul Vipstjert,
  • keltavästäräkki,
  • Geelkwikkie,
  • cuereta groga,
  • Gulerla,
  • pliszka żółta,
  • dzeltenā cielava,
  • rumena pastirica,
  • Жёлтая трясогузка,
  • Kicuit kerbau,
  • ツメナガセキレイ,
  • *黄鹡鸰,
  • 西方黃鶺鴒,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Shrubland : Temperate ; Grassland : Tundra, Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

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