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Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava beema (Sykes, 1832)

Желтая трясогузка | Сары шақшақай

Pavlodar obl., Zhanaaul
© Oleg Lyakhov


The crown and ear coverts are pale-grey, paler than on flava; sometimes crown is even whitish, ear coverts are often white streaked; the white supercilium is well-defined; the chin is invariably white. The pale eye-ring is always expressed.


Breeds in northern part of Kazakhstan from Ural valley eastward to Semipalatinsk. In southern areas occurs on migration. On Cokpak Pass migrates 1 April – 18 May and 28 August –1 October; on Sorbulak lake 3 April – 25 May and 17 August– 20 September.


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)
Motacilla flava thunbergi
(Billberg, 1828)
Motacilla flava flava
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Motacilla flava zaissanensis
(Polyakov, 1911)
Motacilla flava leucocephala
(Przevalski, 1887)

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Анна Ясько: Скорее всего, тоже белошапочная.


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