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Western Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava Linnaeus, 1758




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Motacillidae
Genus:
  Motacilla

Scientific:
  Motacilla flava

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.185

Protonym:
  Motacilla flava

Avibase ID:
  5983D6776C4C4F85

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/5983D677

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178483

Geographic range:

  • Motacilla flava flava: S Scandinavia to c Europe, and Ural Mts.; >sub-Saharan Africa
  • Motacilla flava beema: Russia to w Siberia, n Kazakhstan and Altai; >e Africa, India
  • Motacilla flava cinereocapilla: Italy, Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia, Slovenia; >w-c Africa
  • Motacilla flava pygmaea: Egypt (delta and s along Nile River)
  • Motacilla flava iberiae: SW France, Iberian Pen. and nw Africa; >w and n-c Africa
  • Motacilla flava leucocephala: NW Mongolia to nw China and adj. USSR; >mostly in India
  • Motacilla flava flavissima: Britain and adj. coastal Europe; >Africa
  • Motacilla flava lutea: Lower Volga R basin to Kazakhstan; >Africa, Indian subcontinent
  • Motacilla flava [feldegg or melanogrisea]: Balkans to Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan; >e Africa, s Asia
  • Motacilla flava thunbergi: Scandinavia to nw Siberia; >sub-Saharan Africa,s and SE Asia
  • Show more...
English:
Western Yellow Wagtail
Czech:
konipas luční
German:
Wiesenschafstelze
Danish:
Gul Vipstjert
Spanish:
Lavandera Boyera
Finnish:
keltavästäräkki
French:
Bergeronnette printanière
Icelandic:
Gulerla
Italian:
Cutrettola
Japanese:
nishitsumenagasekirei
Japanese:
ニシツメナガセキレイ
Dutch:
Gele Kwikstaart
Norwegian:
Gulerle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gulerle
Polish:
pliszka żółta
Portuguese:
alvéola-amarela
Russian:
Жёлтая трясогузка
Slovak:
trasochvost žltý
Swedish:
gulärla
Ukrainian:
Жовта плиска
Chinese:
黄鹡鸰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Yellow Wagtail [excl. tschutschensis, angarensis, simillima, macronyx, taivana] ( Motacilla flava [excl. tschutschensis, angarensis, simillima, macronyx, taivana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Yellow Wagtail [excl. tschutschensis, angarensis, simillima, macronyx, taivana] ( Motacilla flava [excl. tschutschensis, angarensis, simillima, macronyx, taivana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Yellow Wagtail [excl. tschutschensis, angarensis, simillima, macronyx, taivana] ( Motacilla flava [excl. tschutschensis, angarensis, simillima, macronyx, taivana])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Bergeronnette printanière ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Western Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Motacilla [flava or tschutschensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Geelkwikkie
Arabic: راعية الخيل الصفراء
Asturian: Bruxa Mariella
Azerbaijani: Sarı çaydaçapanı
Belarusian: Жоўтая пліска, Пліска жоўтая
Bulgarian: Жълта стърчиопашка
Bengali: পশ্চিমা হলদেখঞ্জন
Breton: Ar gannerez relen penn glas
Catalan: Cuereta groga
Catalan (Balears): Xàtxero groc
Montenegrin: žuta pastirica
Czech: konipas luční
Welsh: Siglen felen
Danish: Gul Vipstjert
German: Schafstelze, Wiesenschafstelze
Maldivian: Fenfoah Dhooni
Greek: Κιτρινοσουσουράδα
English: Western Yellow Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail [excl. tschutschensis, angarensis, simillima, macronyx, taivana]
English (IOC): Western Yellow Wagtail
English (Kenya): Western Yellow Wagtail
Esperanto: flava motacilo
Spanish: Lavandera Boyera
Spanish (Spain): Lavandera Boyera
Spanish (HBW): Western Yellow Wagtail
Spanish (Honduras): Bisbita acuática
Spanish (Mexico): Bisbita Americana
Estonian: hänilane
Basque: Lare-buztanikara
Persian: دم‌جنبانک شکم‌زرد
Finnish: keltavästäräkki
Faroese: Gulerla
French: Bergeronnette printanière, Bergeronnette printanière [excl. tschutschensis, angarensis, simillima, macronyx, taivana]
Frisian: Giel Boumantsje
Irish: Glasóg Bhuí
Gaelic: Breac Buidhe
Galician: Lavandeira marela
Manx: Skibbag Wuigh
Hebrew: נחליאלי צהוב
Croatian: Žuta Pastirica
Hungarian: sárga billegető
Armenian: Դեղին Խաղտտնիկ
Indonesian: Burung Kicuit Kerbau, Kicuit kerbau
Icelandic: Gulerla
Italian: Cutrettola
Japanese: nishitsumenagasekirei, tsume-naga sekirei
Japanese: ツメナガセキレイ, ニシツメナガセキレイ
Japanese (Kanji): 爪長鶺鴒
Georgian: ყვითელი ბოლოქანქალა, ყვითელი ბოლოქანქარა
Khakas: Сарығ ызығас
Kazakh: Сары шақшақай
Kazakh (Transliteration): sarı şaqşaqay
Korean: 긴발톱할미새
Korean (Transliteration): gin-baltop-halmi-sae
Cornish: Stenor penglas
Scientific: Motacilla flava, Motacilla flava [excl. tschutschensis, angarensis, simillima, macronyx, taivana], Motacilla flava flava, Motacilla flava taivana, Motacilla tschutschensis
Luxembourgish: Wisepanewippchen
Lithuanian: Geltonoji kiele, Geltonoji kielė
Latvian: Dzeltenā cielava
Macedonian: Жолта тресиопашка
Malayalam: മഞ്ഞ വാലുകുലുക്കി
Mongolian: Ногоон цэгцгий, Шар цэгцгий
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠨᠣᠭᠣᠭᠠᠨ ᠴᠡᠭᠴᠡᠭᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠰᠢᠷ᠎ᠠ ᠴᠡᠭᠴᠡᠬᠡᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Шар цэгцхий
Mongolian (Transliteration): nogooŋ tsegtsgii, shar tsegtsgii, shar tsegtskhii
Moldavian: Codobatură galbenă
Malay: Burung Kedidi Kuning, Burung Pipit Kuning
Maltese: Isfar
Dutch: Gele Kwikstaart
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gulerle
Norwegian: Gulerle
Polish: pliszka zólta, pliszka żółta
Pinyin: huáng chànr (zhànr?), huáng dàn-dàn, huáng jílíng, huáng mǎlán-huā
Portuguese: alvéola-amarela
Portuguese (Portugal): Alvéola-amarela
Romansh: Ballacua da pastgira
Romanian: Codobatură galbenă
Russian: Желтая трясогузка, Жёлтая трясогузка , Плиска, Трясогузка желтая
Sardinian: Madischedda
Scots: Breac buidhe
Sindhi: ىڇػىجبوټ ٙپڈ ىٍُ
Northern Sami: Fiskesbeštor
Slovak: trasochvost žltý
Slovenian: rumena pastirica
Albanian: Bishtatundësi i verdhë
Serbian: žuta pliska
Swedish: gulärla
Swahili: Tikisa Njano
Tamil: கருந்தலை மஞ்சள் வாலாட்டி
Thai: นกเด้าลมเหลือง
Thai (Transliteration): nók dâw-lom lĕuaŋ
Turkish: Sarı Kuyruksallayan, Сары шақшақай
Tuvinian: Сайлык
Ukrainian: Жовта плиска, Плиска жовта
Vietnamese: Chìa vôi vàng, Chim Chìa vôi vàng
Chinese: 西黄鹡鸰, 黄旦旦, 黄颤儿, 黄马兰花, 黄鹡鸰
Chinese (Traditional): 西方黃鶺鴒, 黃顫兒, 黃馬蘭花, 黃鶺鴒, 黄旦旦, 黄顫兒, 黄馬蘭花, 黄鶺鴒
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 黃鶺鴒
Chinese (Taiwan): 黄鹡鸰

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