306. Motacilla viridis

306. GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL.
MOTACILLA VIRIDIS.
Motacilla viridis, Gmel. Syst. Nat. i. p. 962 (1788) ; Newton, 1. p. 560, footnote ; Dresser, iii. p. 269, pl. 129, fig. 3 ; M. cinereocapilla, Savi. Nuov. Giorn. delle Lett. p. 190 (1831) ; Naum. xiii. pt. 2, p. 128, Taf. 373 ; Gould. B. of Gt. Brit. iii. pl. v ; M. borealis, Sundev. Ofv. K. Vet. Akad. Forh, 1840, p. 53 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. x. p. 522, pl. vii ; Saunders, p. 128 ; Lilford, iii. p. 112, pl. 57.
Bergeronnette a tete cendree, French ; Graukopfige gelbe Bachstelze, Germ. ; Strisciaiola capo-scuro, Ital. ; Graahovedet Vipstjert, Dan. ; Svarthufvad Gularla, Swed.
Male ad. (N. Sweden). Differs from M. flava in having the lores, ear- coverts and region round the eye black, the head, and nape occasionally, blackish grey, and in some individuals there is a trace of a narrow white supercilium.
Hab. Northern Scandinavia, Russia, and Siberia, ranging further north than M. flava, wintering in Africa, India, Burma, and the Malay Peninsula. Is said to have occurred twice in Great Britain.
In habits it does not differ from Motacilla flava, and its nest and eggs are similar, except that the latter are as a rule rather darker.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
306. Motacilla viridis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
306
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
206
Common name: 
Grey Headed Wagtail
M_ID: 
30297
M_CN: 
Western Yellow Wagtail
M_SN: 
Motacilla flava
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10322

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