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Grey wagtail - juvenile

Description:

Profile and behaviour as a wagtail but the colours don't match! Any help in identifying this bird would be very welcome!

Habitat:

Edge of a wooded brook, adjacent to a housing estate.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Grey wagtail
Motacilla cinerea Grey wagtail - Wikipedia


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4 Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

any time - love riddles! ;-)

Mel11
Mel11 a year ago

Thanks Zlatan! Fancy trying another?

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

By the way - this would also be a nice addition in Birds of Europe mission: https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/239...

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

To me, it looks like Grey wagtail, juvenile - when you increase the light on the pic, you can clearly see buff-rose coloured chest, grey coat and yellowish-orange vent. I just can't say for the colour of legs - grey would have pale pink legs, while Yellow wagtail juvenile would have them black (its coat would also be more brown). I vote for Grey (M. cinerea).

Mel11
Spotted by
Mel11

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 26, 2020
Submitted on Nov 1, 2020

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