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White Wagtail
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:
  80A3185DD94F9D98

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/80A3185D

Taxonomic 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
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  White 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:
  タイリクハクセキレイ
Dutch:
  Witte Kwikstaart
Norwegian:
  Linerle
Polish:
  pliszka siwa
Portuguese:
  Alvéola-branca
Russian:
  Белая трясогузка
Slovak:
  trasochvost biely
Swedish:
  Sädesärla
Chinese:
  白鹡鸰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   White Wagtail (alba) ( Motacilla alba alba)
eBird version 1.52:
   White Wagtail (White-faced) ( Motacilla alba alba/dukunensis)
eBird version 1.53:
   White Wagtail (White-faced) ( Motacilla alba alba/dukunensis)
eBird version 1.54:
   White Wagtail (White-faced) ( Motacilla alba alba/dukhunensis)
eBird version 1.55:
   White Wagtail (White-faced) ( Motacilla alba alba/dukhunensis)
eBird version 2015:
   White Wagtail (White-faced) ( Motacilla alba alba/dukhunensis)
eBird version 2016:
   White Wagtail (White-faced) ( Motacilla alba alba/dukhunensis)
eBird version 2017:
   White Wagtail (White-faced) ( Motacilla alba alba/dukhunensis)
eBird version 2018:
   White Wagtail (White-faced) ( Motacilla alba alba/dukhunensis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
    Motacilla alba alba [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Motacilla [alba, yarrellii, subpersonata, baicalensis, personata or ocularis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Witkwikkie
Arabic: الذعرة البيضاء, شتوي كثير جداً.
Asturian: Llavandera
Azerbaijani: Ağ çaydaçapan
Belarusian: Белая пліска, Пліска белая
Bulgarian: Бяла стърчиопашка, Бяла стърчиопашка (ssp. alba/dukhunensis)
Bengali: ধলা খঞ্জন
Breton: Ar gannerez c'hris ar vengleuz
Catalan: Cuereta blanca, Cuereta blanca vulgar, Xàtxero
Catalan (Balears): Xàtxero
Valencian: Cueta citrina
Czech: Konipas bílý, konipas bílý evropský/západosibiřský
Welsh: Siglen Fraith, Siglen wen
Danish: Hvid Vipstjert, Hvid Vipstjert (alba)
German: Bachstelze, Bachstelze-alba, Bachstelze-alba (alba/dukhunensis)
Greek: Λευκοσουσουράδα
English: European White Wagtail, Masked Wagtail, Pied wagtail, White Wagtail, White Wagtail (alba), White Wagtail (White-faced)
English (United Kingdom): White Wagtail (alba)
Esperanto: blanka motacilo
Spanish: Lavandera Blanca, Lavandera Blanca (alba/dukhunensis)
Spanish (Spain): Lavandera Blanca (alba/dukhunensis)
Spanish (Mexico): Lavandera Blanca, Lavandera Blanca (alba/dukhunensis)
Estonian: Linavästrik
Basque: Buztanikara zuria
Persian: دم‌جنبانک ابلق
Finnish: Västäräkki, västäräkki (alalaji alba)
Faroese: Erla
French: Bergeronnette grise, Bergeronnette grise (nominal), Bergeronnette grise [alba ou dukhunensis]
Frisian: Boumantsje
Irish: Glasóg Shráide
Gaelic: Breac an t-Sìl
Galician: Lavandeira branca
Manx: Ushag Vreck
Hebrew: נחליאלי לבן, נחליאלי לבן (לבן-פנים)
Croatian: Bijela Pastirica, Bijela pastirica (bijelolica)
Hungarian: Barázdabillegető, Barázdabillegető (Fehérarcú)
Armenian: Սպիտակ Խաղտտնիկ
Icelandic: Maríuerla, Maríuerla (alba)
Italian: Ballerina bianca
Japanese: hakusekirei, Haku-sekirei, hakusekirei (alba/dukhunensis), tairiku haku-sekirei
Japanese: タイリクハクセキレイ, ハクセキレイ, ハクセキレイ (alba/dukhunensis)
Japanese (Kanji): 大陸白鶺鴒
Georgian: თეთრი ბოლოქანქალა, თეთრი ბოლოქანქარა
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, Motacilla alba alba, Motacilla alba alba/dukhunensis, Motacilla alba alba/dukunensis, Motacilla alba personata, Motacilla lugubris
Luxembourgish: Panewippchen
Lithuanian: Baltoji kiele, Baltoji kielė, Žiloji kielė
Latvian: Baltā cielava, Baltā cielava (alba/dukhunensis)
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, Kedidi Hitam-Putih
Maltese: Zakak Abjad
Dutch: Witte Kwikstaart, Witte Kwikstaart (alba/dukhunensis)
Norwegian: Linerle, linerle (alba/dukhunensis)
Polish: Pliszka górska, pliszka siwa, pliszka siwa (ssp. dukhunensis)
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-comum
Romansh: Ballacua alva
Romanian: Codobatură albă
Russian: Белая трясогузка, Белая трясогузка (подвид alba/dukhunensis), Маскированная трясогузка, Трясогузка белая
Scots: Breac an t-sil
Sindhi: ىڇػىجبوټ اثچٸ
Northern Sami: Beštor
Slovak: Trasochvost biely
Slovenian: bela pastirica
Albanian: Bishtatundësi i bardhë
Serbian: bijela pliska
Swedish: Sädesärla, sädesärla (alba/dukhunensis)
Swahili: Tikisa Mweupe
Tamil: மஞ்சள் வாலாட்டி, வெள்ளை வாலாட்டி
Thai: นกอุ้มบาตร, นกอุ้มบาตร (alba/dukhunensis)
Thai (Transliteration): nók ûm-bàat
Turkish: Ak Kuyruksallayan, Ak Kuyruksallayan (alba/dukhunensis), Akkuyruksallayan, Ақ шақшақай, Қарамойын шақшақай
Tuvinian: Сайдаяк
Ukrainian: Біла плиска, Плиска біла, Плиска біла (підвид alba/dukhunensis)
Vietnamese: Chìa vôi trắng, Chim Chìa vôi trắng
Chinese: 濒鴒, 点水雀, 白脸鹡鸰, 白面鸟, 白颤儿, 白马兰花, 白鶺鴒 , 白鹡鸰, 白鹡鸰(欧洲)
Chinese (Traditional): 瀕鴒, 白臉鶺鴒, 白面鳥, 白顫兒, 白馬蘭花, 白鶺鴒, 白鶺鴒(指名亞種群), 點水雀
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 白鶺鴒
Chinese (Taiwan): 白鶺鴒 , 白鹡鸰

 

         

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