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White Wagtail
Motacilla [alba or lugens] (= Motacilla alba) Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Motacillidae
Genus:
  Motacilla

Scientific:
  Motacilla alba

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.185

Protonym:
  Motacilla alba

Avibase ID:
  400E032C4624AA36

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178476

Geographic range:

  • Motacilla alba alba: SE Greenland, Iceland to Faeroes, Europe, s Urals, Asia Minor
  • Motacilla alba dukhuensis: C Russia to Caucasus, nw Iran, Altai Mts.; >Middle East to India
  • Motacilla yarrellii: Britain, Ireland and adj. coastal w continental Europe; >nw Africa
  • Motacilla subpersonata: W Morocco
  • Motacilla baicalensis: S-c Siberia to Mongolia and ne China; >ne India to c Indochina
  • Motacilla personata: C Siberia to nw Mongolia, n Iran, Afghanistan and n India
  • Motacilla ocularis: breeds northern Siberia and western Alaska; winters from northeastern India and China south to the Philippines, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo
  • Motacilla lugens: SE Russia to n Korea and Japan.; >Myanmar to se China
  • Motacilla alboides: Himalayas, s China, n Myanmar, n Laos, n Vietnam; >to n Thailand
  • Motacilla leucopsis: C & e China, Russian Far East, Korea, sw Japan; >n India, s Asia
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  White or Black-backed Wagtail
Czech:
  konipas bílý
German:
  Bachstelze
Danish:
  Hvid Vipstjert
Spanish:
  Lavandera Blanca
Finnish:
  västäräkki
French:
  Bergeronnette grise
Icelandic:
  Maríuerla
Italian:
  Ballerina bianca
Japanese:
  hakusekirei
Japanese:
  ハクセキレイ
Dutch:
  Witte Kwikstaart
Norwegian:
  Linerle
Polish:
  pliszka siwa
Portuguese:
  alvéola-branca
Portuguese (Brazil):
  White Wagtail
Russian:
  Белая трясогузка
Slovak:
  trasochvost biely
Swedish:
  sädesärla
Chinese:
  白鹡鸰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   White or Black-backed Wagtail ( Motacilla [alba or lugens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   White or Black-backed Wagtail ( Motacilla [alba or lugens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   White or Black-backed Wagtail ( Motacilla [alba or lugens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   White or Black-backed Wagtail ( Motacilla [alba or lugens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   White or Black-backed Wagtail ( Motacilla [alba or lugens])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   White or Black-backed Wagtail ( Motacilla [alba or lugens])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Bergeronnette grise ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Pied Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Pied Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Motacilla alba [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Motacilla alba [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Motacilla alba [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Motacilla alba [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Witkwikkie
Arabic: الأصقع
Asturian: Llavandera
Azerbaijani: Ağ çaydaçapan
Belarusian: Белая пліска
Bulgarian: Бяла стърчиопашка
Bengali: ধলা খঞ্জন
Breton: Ar gannerez c'hris ar vengleuz
Catalan: Cuereta blanca
Catalan (Balears): Xàtxero
Valencian: Cueta citrina
Czech: konipas bílý
Welsh: Siglen Fraith
Danish: Hvid Vipstjert
German: Bachstelze
Greek: Λευκοσουσουράδα
English: Masked Wagtail, Pied wagtail, White or Black-backed Wagtail, White Wagtail
English (United Kingdom): Pied Wagtail/White Wagtail
English (Kenya): White Wagtail
Esperanto: blanka motacilo
Spanish: Lavandera Blanca
Spanish (Spain): Lavandera Blanca
Spanish (Mexico): Lavandera blanca
Spanish (Uruguay): White Wagtail
Estonian: linavästrik
Basque: Buztanikara zuria
Persian: دم‌جنبانک ابلق
Finnish: västäräkki
Faroese: Erla
French: Bergeronnette grise, Bergeronnette grise ou B. lugubre
Frisian: Boumantsje
Irish: Glasóg Shráide
Gaelic: Breac an t-Sìl
Galician: lavandeira branca
Manx: Ushag Vreck
Hebrew: נחליאלי לבן
Croatian: Bijela Pastirica
Hungarian: barázdabillegető
Armenian: Սպիտակ Խաղտտնիկ
Icelandic: Maríuerla
Italian: Ballerina bianca
Japanese: hakusekirei, tairiku haku-sekirei
Japanese: タイリクハクセキレイ, ハクセキレイ
Japanese (Kanji): 大陸白鶺鴒
Georgian: თეთრი ბოლოქანქალა
Khakas: Ах ызығас
Kazakh: Ақ шақшақай
Kazakh (Transliteration): aq şaqşaqay, qara-moyın şaqşaqay
Korean: 알락할미새
Korean (Transliteration): allak-halmi-sae
Cornish: Stenor
Latin: Motacilla [alba or lugens], Motacilla alba, Motacilla alba personata
Luxembourgish: Panewippchen
Lithuanian: Baltoji kiele, Baltoji kielė
Latvian: Baltā cielava
Macedonian: Бела (Мала) тресиопашка
Malayalam: വെള്ള  വാലുകുലുക്കി 
Mongolian: Мэлзэн цэгцгий, Хүхэ сэсэгы, Хөх цэгцгий
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠦᠬᠡ ᠴᠡᠭᠴᠡᠭᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠦᠬᠡ ᠴᠡᠭᠴᠡᠬᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Хөх цэгцхий, Цэгцхий
Mongolian (Transliteration): khökh tsegtsgii, khökh tsegtskhii, khükhe sesegi, melzeŋ tsegtsgii, tsegtskhii
Malay: Burung Kedidi Hitam-Putih, Burung Pipit Pelanduk
Maltese: Zakak Abjad
Dutch: Witte Kwikstaart
Norwegian: Linerle
Polish: pliszka siwa
Pinyin: bái chànr (zhànr?, bái jílíng, bái mǎ lán-huā, bái-liǎn jílíng, bái-miàn niǎo, bīn-líng, diǎn-shuǐ què
Portuguese: alvéola-branca
Portuguese (Portugal): Alvéola-branca
Romansh: ballacua grischa
Romanian: Codobatură albă
Russian: Белая трясогузка, Маскированная трясогузка
Scots: Breac an t-sil
Northern Sami: Beštor
Slovak: trasochvost biely
Slovenian: bela pastirica
Albanian: Bisht lëkundësi laraman
Serbian: bijela pliska
Swedish: sädesärla
Swahili: Tikisa Mweupe
Tamil: மஞ்சள் வாலாட்டி
Thai: นกอุ้มบาตร
Thai (Transliteration): nók ûm-bàat
Turkish: Ak Kuyruksallayan, Ақ шақшақай, Қарамойын шақшақай
Tuvinian: Сайдаяк
Ukrainian: Біла плиска
Vietnamese: Chim Chìa vôi trắng
Chinese: 濒鴒, 点水雀, 白脸鹡鸰, 白面鸟, 白颤儿, 白马兰花, 白鹡鸰
Chinese (Traditional): 瀕鴒, 白臉鶺鴒, 白面鳥, 白顫兒, 白馬蘭花, 白鶺鴒, 點水雀
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 白鶺鴒
Chinese (Taiwan): 白鹡鸰

 

         

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