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Masked Wagtail

Motacilla (alba) personata


Very Rare Bird in Kuwait 4th record NE Iranian breeding race, personata, has black of head and breast merging at sides of neck and ear-coverts, leaving smaller white area around face (same pattern in both sexes, but darker in male); white edges on wing-coverts, tertials and secondaries also much broader than in White and Pied Wagtails. Voice Call more metallic than White Wagtail, approaching Grey Wagtail.


Open areas, often near habitation, cultivation and especially near cattle. Note Known winter range hatched

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1 Comment

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Brilliant spotting Omar, its very lucky to get just the 4th sighting of this pretty bird.

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جهراء, Kuwait

Spotted on Jul 6, 2013
Submitted on Jul 12, 2013

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