Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla tschutschensis (JF Gmelin, 1789) 26643
Family: Passeriformes > Motacillidae

Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Tom Cadwallender

A blue-headed form of Yellow Wagtail, this recently recognised species is a very rare autumn visitor from far-eastern Russia.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
810 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
810 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Eastern Yellow Wagtail is a recently described taxon and recent records have been in late autumn and winter.

Weekly occurence of Eastern Yellow Wagtail from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Eastern Yellow Wagtail, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Siglen Felen y Dwyrain
Danish: Alaskavipstjert
Dutch: Oostelijke Gele Kwikstaart
French: Bergeronnette de Béringie
German: Tschuktschenstelze
Italian: Cutrettola del Pacifico
Norwegian: Østgulerle
Polish: pliszka syberyjska
Slovak: trasochvost tundrový
Spanish: Lavandera de Chukotka
Swedish: östlig gulärla

Links to more information from ConservationEvidence.com

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