Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Madagascar Wagtail (Motacilla flaviventris) - HBW 9, p. 785

French: Bergeronnette malgache German: Madagaskarstelze Spanish: Lavandera Malgache

Taxonomy: Motacilla flaviventris Hartlaub, 1860, Bombetoke Bay, Madagascar.
Sometimes thought to form a superspecies with M. capensis; both also suggested as comprising a superspecies with M. flava and M. citreola, but such relationship not supported by recent molecular-genetic studies. Described race icterica (SC Madagascar) considered indistinguishable from other populations. Monotypic.

Distribution: Madagascar.

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