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White wagtail

Motacilla alba

Description:

The white wagtail is a slender bird, 16.5 to 19 cm (6.5 to 7.5 in) in length (East Asian subspecies are longer, measuring up to 21 cm (8.3 in)), with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. Its average weight is 25 g (0.88 oz) and the maximum lifespan in the wild is about 12 years.The nominate subspecies (Motacilla alba alba) is basically grey above and white below, with a white face, black cap and black throat.

Habitat:

Side of a bridge over an accumulation lake in the countryside.

Notes:

Quite friendly, got pretty close to it.

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Alex C.
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Alex C.

Romania

Spotted on May 26, 2018
Submitted on May 31, 2018

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