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White Wagtail

Motacilla alba baicalensis (Swinhoe, 1871)

Белая трясогузка | Ақ шақшақай

Sorbulak lake, Almaty region
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The mantle is grey, throat is white. No black stripe between bill and nape. White edges on greater and median wing coverts and tertials are broader; white on the wing is more extensive than on ocularis.


Three birds were obtained on migration in southeast Kazakhstan (11 April 1899 Kapchagay, 14 March 1899 Almaty, 8 April 1900 Dzharkent). In spring of 2014 two birds were observed on Sorbulak and another one on Kanshengel.


Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. 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 alba
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Motacilla alba alba
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Motacilla alba dukhunensis
(Sykes, 1832)
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Motacilla alba ocularis
(Swinhoe, 1860)
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Motacilla (alba) leucopsis
(Gould, 1838)
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Motacilla (alba x personata)
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