Long-tailed Wagtail

The Mountain Wagtail - also known as the Long-tailed Wagtail - is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

The Long-tailed Wagtail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

study of the Long-tailed Wagtail (now called Mountain Wagtail) . I never thought then that the ‘Waggys of the Palmiet’ would be a constant part of my life for the next three decades!” Piper initiated a second Waggy project in Badplaas, Mpumalanga during which he discovered that ‘his’ Waggys were smaller than the Badplaas birds. “I thought all Waggys were the same,” wrote Piper, “but the larger Waggys should actually not have come as a surprise, because of ‘Bergman’s Rule’. More

Long-tailed Wagtail is also common along the side-streams leading into the Umtamvuna River, for example along the Bulolo River close to the Beacon Hill office. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Motacillidae
Genus : Motacilla
Species : clara
Authority : Sharpe, 1908