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Mekong Wagtail (Motacilla samveasnae)

Mekong Wagtail (Motacilla samveasnae)

Mekong Wagtail (Motacilla samveasnae)

Class: Aves
Family: Motacillidae
Common Name: Mekong Wagtail
Genus: Motacilla
Species Name: samveasnae

About The Mekong Wagtail

Motacilla samveasnae is known, in the breeding season, from a substantial length of the River Mekong and several of its tributaries in Cambodia, extending upstream from Kampi into southern Laos, and there is a record from the non-breeding season in Thailand. The species was first recorded in Vietnam in 2002, where it is likely to be a resident breeder (Le Tron Trai and Craik 2008). In optimal habitat, linear densities may reach many pairs per kilometre, and its numbers are certainly healthy in Cambodia.

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Motacilla samveasnae. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

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