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East Siberian White Wagtail

Motacilla alba ocularis (Swinhoe, 1860)

Восточносибирская белая трясогузка | Ақ шақшақай

Small Sorbulak lakes, Almaty region
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The mantle is grey, throat is black. Differs from alba, dukhunensis and baicalensis by the narrow black eye-strip connected with black nape. This black strip separates the white forehead and supercilium from the white ears, under eye area and neck sides. White edges on greater and median wing coverts and tertials are broader; white on the wing is more extensive than on dukhunensis.


Rarely occurs on migration in southeast Kazakhstan (12 May 2003, 13 May 2009 in Kolshengel, 11 April 1899 in Kapchagay).


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 baicalensis
(Swinhoe, 1871)
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Motacilla (alba) leucopsis
(Gould, 1838)
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Motacilla (alba x personata)
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