of the southern taiga of western Siberia -
song and habitat around Tomsk
Motacilla alba dukhunensis - White Wagtail - Белая трясогузка - Witte Kwikstaart
Song and call
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Song recorded on the 14th of April 2004 in the south of Tomsk near Sinii Utjos recreation center, at 56°21N, 84°56E. Call recorded on the 15th of April 2004 in the Siberian botanical garden of Tomsk (56°28N, 84°56E). Background species: Parus major, Motacilla alba, Parus major.
Arrives at the thaw period. In Tomsk and its outskirts appears at the end of March - early April.
Breeds preferably close to water and habitations. Common species but nowhere in large numbers.
Sings not much and no more than two weeks after its arrival. Mostly only its call is heard.