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White Wagtail

Motacilla alba Linnaeus, 1758

The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of north Africa. It is resident in the mildest parts of its range, but otherwise migrates to Africa. It has a toehold in Alaska as a scarce breeder. In the British Isles the darker sub-species the Pied Wagtail (M. a. yarrellii) predominates. Source: Wikipedia




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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
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
Ukrainian:
Плиска біла
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.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
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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.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
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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)
eBird version 2019:
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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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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 synonyms


Afrikaans: Witkwikkie
Arabic: الذعرة البيضاء, شتوي كثير جداً.
Asturian: Llavandera
Azerbaijani: Ağ çaydaçapan
Belarusian: Белая плiска, 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
Montenegrin: bijela pastirica
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): Pied Wagtail/White Wagtail, White Wagtail (alba)
English (IOC): White Wagtail (White-faced)
English (Kenya): White Wagtail
Esperanto: blanka motacilo
Spanish: Lavandera Blanca, Lavandera Blanca (alba/dukhunensis)
Spanish (Spain): Lavandera Blanca, Lavandera Blanca (alba/dukhunensis)
Spanish (HBW): White Wagtail (White-faced)
Spanish (Mexico): Lavandera Blanca, Lavandera Blanca (alba/dukhunensis)
Spanish (Uruguay): White Wagtail
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
Scientific: 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
Moldavian: Codobatură albă
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, 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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