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Wagtail

Motacilla flava

Description:

Typical tail wagging and restless running behaviour. However, only one bird of the pair has a yellow face. Maybe it is the male.

Habitat:

There was this paved drain alongside a new highway and just outside a newly made open air picnic area in Kolkata, India. A pair of these birds was foraging on the slope of the green verge leading to the busy highway.

Notes:

Little confused about whether this is Yellow or Citrine Wagtail. Going with Yellow. Happy to be corrected. The taxonomy has been recently restructured.Plus there is hybridization. http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-wester... Migratory...winter visitor to India. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Yell...

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2 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Thank you MariadB

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Interesting spotting - hope someone can help with the definitive ID.

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Jan 28, 2018
Submitted on Jan 29, 2018

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