- Motacilla aguimp
Its range overlaps with that of the White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) but it can be easily distinguished by the lack of grey in the adult plumage plus the very distinctive black mask through the eye.
Widespread throughout Africa:
Northern Africa: found only in Egypt
Western Africa: Senegambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho and Swaziland
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands
There are two subspecies
- M. a. vidua:
- M. a. aguimp:
A wagtail of towns and other human settlements. It is generally found associated with water, seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, rivers, and intermittent freshwater marshes.
Very active birds. Will perch in trees.
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