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Siberian White Wagtail

Motacilla alba dukhunensis (Sykes, 1832)

Белая трясогузка | Ақ шақшақай

Ile valley near Zhetygen
© Askar Isabekov


The mantle is grey, throat is black. 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 alba.


Breeds in northern parts of Kazakhstan from Ural valley eastward to western foothills of Altai; in the south to lower Turgay river and Shortandy area. Episodically breeds on Kalbinskiy Altai. At Kurgaldzhino Reserve, on Markakol lake and in south observed on migration only. Recorded 24 December 1991 in Aksu-Dzhabagly.


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 ocularis
(Swinhoe, 1860)
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Motacilla alba baicalensis
(Swinhoe, 1871)
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Motacilla (alba) leucopsis
(Gould, 1838)
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Motacilla (alba x personata)
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Motacilla alba orientalis
(Zarudny et Koreyev, 1903)

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