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White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

Description:

The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 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.

Habitat:

This 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. Here spotted in a Dutch National Park.


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sttweets
Spotted by
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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands

Lat: 52.45, Long: 5.41

Spotted on May 21, 2011
Submitted on Jun 22, 2011

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