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Definition of Motacilla
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Motacilla lugubrisWagtail Wag"tail`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of many species of Old World singing birds belonging
to Motacilla and several allied genera of the family
Motacillid[ae]. They have the habit of constantly jerking
their long tails up and down, whence the name.
Field wagtail, any one of several species of wagtails of
the genus Budytes having the tail shorter, the legs
longer, and the hind claw longer and straighter, than do
the water wagtails. Most of the species are yellow
beneath. Called also yellow wagtail.
Garden wagtail, the Indian black-breasted wagtail
Pied wagtail, the common European water wagtail (Motacilla
lugubris). It is variegated with black and white. The
name is applied also to other allied species having
similar colors. Called also pied dishwasher.
Wagtail flycatcher, a true flycatcher (Sauloprocta
motacilloides) common in Southern Australia, where it is
very tame, and frequents stock yards and gardens and often
builds its nest about houses; -- called also black
(a) Any one of several species of wagtails of the restricted
genus Motacilla. They live chiefly on the shores of
ponds and streams.
(b) The American water thrush. See Water thrush.
Wood wagtail, an Asiatic wagtail; (Calobates sulphurea)
having a slender bill and short legs.
Meaning of Motacilla from wikipedia
- The wagtails
are a genus, Motacilla
, of p****erine birds
in the family
Motacillidae. The forest wagtail belongs
to the monotypic genus Dendronanthus
- The white wagtail
alba) is a small
p****erine bird in the family
also includes pipits
and longclaws. The species
- The western yellow wagtail
flava) is a small
p****erine in the wagtail family
and longclaws. This...
- 1758 in the 10th edition
of his Systema Naturae under
rubecula. Its specific epithet rubecula
is a diminutive derived
to the gender
of the genus
name; Linnaeus originally named
aurocapilla, and the ending
is not changed
to -us as commonly cited
- The citrine wagtail
citreola) is a small songbird
in the family
Motacillidae. The term citrine refers
to its yellowish
colouration. Its systematics...
- The grey wagtail
cinerea) is a member
of the wagtail
family, Motacillidae, measuring around
18–19 cm overall
length. The species looks
- Siratus motacilla
is a species
of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk
in the family
Muricidae, the murex snails
or rock snails. Its s**** colour
- The Louisiana waterthrush
) is a New World
warbler, that breeds
in eastern North America
in the West Indies
- wagtail, Motacilla citreola
– possibly paraphyletic
Cape wagtail, Motacilla capensis Madagascar
wagtail, Motacilla flaviventris
Grey wagtail, Motacilla
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