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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Motacillidae > Genus: Motacilla > Species: Motacilla citreola

Citrine Wagtail - Motacilla citreola Pallas, 1776

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 10 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code A608


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
FI0100062 Finland Vanhankaupunginlahden lintuvesi Map
FI0100074 Finland Porvoonjoen suisto-Stensböle Map
FI0200079 Finland Kokemäenjoen suisto Map
FI0326003 Finland Ahtialanjärvi Map
IT2020004 Italy Lago di Montorfano Map
PLB140005 Poland Doliny Omulwi i Płodownicy Map
PLB200003 Poland Puszcza Knyszyńska Map
PLB220005 Poland Zatoka Pucka Map
LTSALB003 Lithuania Baltosios Vokės šlapžemės Map
FI0700025 Finland Värtsilän laakso (SPA) Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alvéola-citrina Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bergeronnette citrine French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Citrine Wagtail English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Citroenkwikstaart Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Citronärla Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cutrettola testagialla orientale Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Konipas citrónový Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lavandera Cetrina Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pliszka cytrynowa Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sitruunavästäräkki Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zitronenstelze German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:10180 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Motacilla citreola European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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