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Motacillidae

Motacillidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Motacillidae
Genera
Anthus
Tmetothylacus
Motacilla
Dendroanthus
Macronyx

The Motacillidae are a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They include the wagtails, longclaws and pipits.

They are slender, ground feeding insectivores of open country. They are ground nesters, laying up to six speckled eggs.

There are 54 species in five genera.

 
  • Genus Anthus . 34 species of typical pipits.

  • Genus Tmetothylacus . One species, the Golden pipit[?] Tmetothylacus tennelus.

  • Genus Motacilla. Ten species of typical wagtails.

  • Genus Macronyx. Eight species of longclaws.



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