Wagtails and pipits in Uganda

Wagtails and pipits in Uganda

April 4, 2022

Wagtails and pipits in Uganda- Pipits are lark-like in their streaky plumage and long hind claws but smaller and slenderer than larks, often longer-tailed. Wagtails are similar in form but even longer-tailed, most species more or less associated with watery habitats. Some species are black, white and grey, while others have much yellow in their plumage.

They are slender, ground feeding insectivores of open country. There are about 16 species of these birds that occur in Uganda of the 54 species tat occur in the world.

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris

Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis

Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara

Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus

Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus

Jackson’s Pipit Anthus latistriatus

Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis

African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Plain-backed Pipit Anthus leucophrys

African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

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