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White wag-tail

Motacilla alba dukhunensis

Description:

The white wagtail is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of north Africa. It is resident in the mildest parts of its range, but otherwise migrates to Africa. It has a toehold in Alaska as a scarce breeder. In the British Isles the darker sub-species the pied wagtail predominates. The white wagtail is an insectivorous bird of open country, often near habitation and water. It prefers bare areas for feeding, where it can see and pursue its prey. In urban areas it has adapted to foraging on paved areas such as car parks. It nests in crevices in stone walls and similar natural and man-made structures. The white wagtail is the national bird of Latvia.

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

1 Species ID Suggestions

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago
White wag-tail
Motacilla alba dukhunensis ASSAMBIRDS: White Wagtail - A Common Winter Visitor to Assam


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1 Comment

marirs
marirs 6 years ago

Thank you Marta RubioTexeira

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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 25, 2014
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

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