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North Mongolian Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava leucocephala (Przevalski, 1887)

Белоголовая желтая трясогузка | Сары шақшақай

Zhuzagash vicinity, Ayagoz region, East Kazakhstan oblast
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The all head, including the forehead, nape, ear coverts and chin is white.


Occurs on migration in southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan. On Chokpak Pass migrates 15 April – 9 May and one record 24 September; on Sorbulak lake 17 April – 15 May and one record 12 September. One ringed at Alakol lake 8 July 1981. One male recorded 10 May 2003 at Kolshengel.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005.
"Птицы Казахстана" том 3. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1970.
В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург, Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.
Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.


relative taxons

Motacilla flava
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Motacilla flava beema
(Sykes, 1832)
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Motacilla flava thunbergi
(Billberg, 1828)
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Motacilla flava flava
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Motacilla flava zaissanensis
(Polyakov, 1911)
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