Motacilla alba

Motacilla alba, Limassol district , Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Motacillidae
Genus: Motacilla
Species: Motacilla alba
Subspecies: A. a. alba - A. a. baicalensis - A. a. dukhunensis - A. a. ocularis - A. a. persica - A. a. personata - A. a. subpersonata - A. a. yarrellii


Motacilla alba Linnaeus, 1758


* Motacilla lugubris Temminck


* Original citation: Syst.Nat. ed.10 p.185
* A. Pavlova, R. M. Zink, S. Rohwer, E. A. Koblik, Y. A. Red'kin, I. V. Fadeev and E. V. Nesterov, Mitochondrial DNA and plumage evolution in the white wagtail Motacilla alba, Journal of Avian Biology Vol. 36 p. 322

Motacilla alba (*)

Vernacular names
Ελληνικά: Λευκοσουσουράδα
English: White Wagtail (Pied Wagtail, European White Wagtail)
Español: Lavandera
Galego: Lavandeira
Polski: Pliszka siwa

This is a broad definition of M. alba, although not as broad as that of Pavlova et al. who would include M. lugens as a ssp. Other authors have raised all but dukhunensis and persica to full species.

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