Motacilla flava.

Motacilla flava Linn., Syst. Nat., 10th ed. i, p. 185 (1758). Type-locality: South Sweden.
Three forms of this Wagtail are found in India during the Winter but M. f. beema, the form which is nearest to true M. f flava, differs from that bird in having a paler grey crown and ear-coverts.

Key to Subspecies.

A. Crown pale grey ; ear-coverts and cheeks with much pale yellow and white…………M.f. beema, p. 267, aestiv.
B. Crown pale greenish-grey; ear-coverts and cheeks with much white…………M.f. beema, p. 268, hiem.
C. Crown darker at. all seasons; ear-coverts and cheeks very dark…………M.f thunbergi, p. 269.
D. Crown green or green-grey: ear-coverts blackish…………M.f. taivana. p. 270
E. Whole crown white…………M.f. leucocephala, p. 270.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Motacilla flava.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
267
M_ID: 
30297
M_CN: 
Western Yellow Wagtail
M_SN: 
Motacilla flava
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
4022

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