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Grey Wagtail, Gebirgsstelze

Motacilla cinerea (M. c. schmitzi)

Description:

colorful bird with yellow breast and tail, grey and white and black, size: a bit smaller than a common starling, always wiggling with its tail

Habitat:

nearby water

Notes:

@ monkey

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago
Grey Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail


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4 Comments

:)) thanks! good to know, I´ll look that up in Amazon

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

You're welcome -- nice spotting.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Your behavioral description made this so easy to look up -- "always wiggling with its tail" was the giveaway! I use Birds of Europe by Jonsson for birds on your side of the Atlantic.

thank you, Ava T-B!

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Spotted on Oct 4, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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