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Grey Wagtail

(Motacilla cinerea)
Size: 18-19 cm
Weight: 14-25 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Grey Wagtail at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "robusta"

ADULT

FEMALE

BREEDING

Near-lateral view of a female Grey Wagtail in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Botanical Gardens, Darwin, NT, March 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a female Grey Wagtail in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Botanical Gardens, Darwin, NT, March 2019]

Near-dorsal/ventral view of a female Grey Wagtail in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Botanical Gardens, Darwin, NT, March 2019]

Race "cinerea"

Photos of Grey Wagtails, nominate race "cinerea", were taken by us in Oman.

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Vagrant Elementary unit: Solitary/pair

Food, Diet

Like all other wagtails known to us, Grey Wagtails are insect hunters. They take their prey from the ground or the surface of fresh water.

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