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Black-headed Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla Flava Feldegg


This is a sub-species of Yellow Wagtail which normally breeds in the Balkans/Black Sea area and winters in East Africa or south Asia. Its migration route would normally be via Egypt and Israel. A couple of these were mixed in with a large flock of Blue-headed Yellow Wagtails, another sub-species which migrates between sub-Saharan Africa and Central Europe via the Strait of Gibraltar and the Spanish east coast.


Feeding on freshly cleared vegetable plot during a migratory stopover.


This is my 1900th spotting for Project Noah.

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Thanks Luc, I checked there again yesterday, they've all gone already, just one Blue-headed seen flying by!

LucBertrand 11 years ago

Very beautiful !!!!

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on May 19, 2012
Submitted on May 19, 2012

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