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Record details

BirdPix:   157780
Province:   Eastern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3224BA
Observer:   Collett A
Date of record:   2021-02-23
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   I recorded my first African Pied Wagtail a year ago30 km north of Graaff- Reinet. Two weeks ago my second one on the GRT dam wall which could have been one of these. This species has expanded down the Brak and Fish rivers north of Cradock in the last 5 to 10years and it would appear that they are expanding into the GRT area as well.
Last updated:   2022-03-11 14:29:26
Sp. code:   685
Species name:   Motacilla aguimp
Common name:   African Pied Wagtail -- Bontkwikkie
Family:   Motacillidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Male and female African Pied Wagtail.
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 157780 - photo: 1
VM-number: 157780 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Very interesting notes! South Africa is apparently at the beginning of a wet weather cycle - if so, this will encourage the African Pied Wagtails to expand their range.
Date:   2021-02-24 16:04:25
Species name:   Motacilla aguimp -- African Pied Wagtail; Bontkwikkie
Species code:   685

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