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Motacillidae

Australasian pipit

Anthus novaeseelandiae Photo by David Cook (Flickr) Common name:Australasian pipit (en); petinha-austral (pt); pipit austral (fr); bisbita austral (es); Australspornpieper (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MotacillidaeRange:This species is found throughout most of Australia, including Tasmania, in eastern Papua-New Guinea, throughout mainland New Zealand and also in the offshore archipelagos of Chatham, Aukland and Antipodes.Size:These birds are 16-19 cm […]

African pied wagtail

Motacilla aguimp Photo by Ken Havard (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:African pied wagtail (en); alvéola-preta-e-branca (pt); bergeronnette pie (fr); lavandera africana (es); witwenstelze (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MotacillidaeRange:This species is found throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa, from Guinea to Ethiopia and south to South Africa, as well as along the Nile valley north to southern Egypt. They […]

Forest wagtail

Dendronanthus indicus Photo by P. Supat (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:forest wagtail (en); alvéola-dos-bosques (pt); bergeronnette de forêt (fr); lavandera forestal (es); baumstelze (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MotacillidaeRange:This species breeds from extreme south-eastern Russia and northern Japan, through Korea and north-eastern China and into south-eastern China. They migrate south to winter in southern China, Indochina, Indonesia and […]

Short-billed pipit

Anthus furcatus Photo by Roberto Maisonnave (Aves Uruguay) Common name:short-billed pipit (en); caminheiro-de-unha-curta (pt); pipit à plastron (fr); bisbita piquicorto (es); weißbauchpieper (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MotacillidaeRange:This species is found in Peru, Bolivia, northern and central Argentina, Uruguay and marginally into south-eastern Brazil.Size:These birds are 14-14,5 cm long and weigh 20 g.Habitat:The short-billed pipit is found in […]

Sprague’s pipit

Anthus spragueii Photo by Gerald Romanchuk (PBase) Common name:Sprague’s pipit (en); petinha-da-pradaria (pt); pipit de Sprague (fr); bisbita llanera (es); präriepieper (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MotacillidaeRange:This species is found breeding in inland areas of southern Canada and the northern United States, from British Columbia to Manitoba and south to Montana and South Dakota. They migrate south to […]

Mountain wagtail

Motacilla clara Photo by Morten Nilsen (Global Twitcher) Common name:mountain wagtail (en); alvéola-rabilonga (pt); bergeronnette à longe queue (fr); lavandera clara (es); langschwanzstelze (de) Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MotacillidaeRange:This species is found is isolated patches in sub-Saharan Africa, namely in Ethiopia, from southern Nigeria to Gabon, and from Kenya, Uganda, through southern D.R. Congo and Tanzania and […]

Short-tailed pipit

Anthus brachyurus Photo by Hugh Chittenden (Biodiversity Explorer) Common name:short-tailed pipit (en); petinha-rabicurta (pt); pipit à queue courte (fr); bisbita colicorto (es); kurzschwanzpieper (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MotacillidaeRange:This African species is found from Gabon, through Congo, D.R. Congo and north-eastern Angola, and into Zambia. There are also separate populations in Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa.Size:These birds are 12 cm […]