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Cape Wagtail
Motacilla capensis Linnaeus, 1766
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Motacillidae
Genus:
  Motacilla

Scientific:
  Motacilla capensis

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1766

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.333

Protonym:
  Motacilla capensis

Avibase ID:
  4F2CC2933B4262F0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4F2CC293

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561227

Geographic range:

  • Motacilla capensis capensis: western and southern Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and western and southern Mozambique
  • Motacilla capensis wellsi: Highlands of e Democratic Republic of the Congo to Uganda and Kenya
  • Motacilla capensis simplicissima: Angola and northeastern Namibia (Caprivi Strip) to southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Botswana, and northwestern Zimbabwe
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Cape Wagtail
Czech:
  konipas jihoafrický
German:
  Kapstelze
Danish:
  Kapvipstjert
Spanish:
  Lavandera de El Cabo
Finnish:
  suvantovästäräkki
French:
  Bergeronnette du Cap
Italian:
  Ballerina del Capo
Japanese:
  samehakusekirei
Japanese:
  サメハクセキレイ
Dutch:
  Kaapse Kwikstaart
Norwegian:
  Askeerle
Polish:
  pliszka obrozna
Portuguese:
  Alveola do cabo
Russian:
  Капская трясогузка
Slovak:
  trasochvost bielohrdlý
Swedish:
  kapärla
Chinese:
  海角鹡鸰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Bergeronnette du Cap ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Bergeronnette du Cap ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensa) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Motacilla capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Motacilla capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Motacilla capensis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Cape Wagtail ( Motacilla capensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Motacilla capensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Motacilla capensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Gewone Kwikkie
Catalan: cuereta del Cap
Czech: konipas jihoafrický, Konipas kapský
Danish: Kapvipstjert
German: Kapstelze
English: Cape Wagtail, Kenya Wagtail, Well's Wagtail
English (Kenya): Cape Wagtail
Spanish: Lavandera de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain): Lavandera del Cabo
Estonian: lõunavästrik
Finnish: Suvantovästäräkki
French: Bergeronnette du Cap
Hungarian: fokföldi billegető
Italian: Ballerina del Capo
Japanese: samehakusekirei
Japanese: サメハクセキレイ
Kwangali: Kamukombo
Latin: Motacila capensis, Motacilla capensa, Motacilla capensis, Motacilla capensis capensis, Motacilla simplicissima
Lithuanian: Kapinė kielė
Dutch: Kaapse Kwikstaart
Norwegian: Askeerle
Sotho, Northern: Moletašaka
Polish: pliszka obrozna, pliszka obrożna
Portuguese: Alveola do cabo, Alvéola do Cabo, Alveola-do-cabo, alvéola-do-cabo
Russian: Капская трясогузка
Slovak: Trasochvost bielohrdlý
Serbian: Kapska pliska
Sotho, Southern: Motjoli
Swedish: Kapärla
Swahili: Tikisa Kusi
Tswana: Mokgôrônyane
Tsonga: Mandzedzerekundze
Xhosa: Umcelu
Chinese: 海角鹡鸰
Chinese (Traditional): 南非鶺鴒
Zulu: umVemve

 

         

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