The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes...

Motacilla flava
The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes...
Species: Eastern Yellow Wagtail   Motacilla tschutschensis
Author: khamikaze
Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Added to IBC: 17 Nov 2015 - 05:41
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...the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia. It is a slender 15–16 cm long bird, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. It is the shortest tailed of the European wagtails. The breeding adult male is basically olive above and yellow below. In other plumages, the yellow may be diluted by white. The heads of breeding males come in a variety of colours and patterns depending on subspecies.

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khamikaze, IBC1104388. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1104388.

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khamikaze, IBC1104388. Photo of Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis at Bali, Bali. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1104388.

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