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Yellow Wagtail

(Motacilla flava)
Alternate name(s): "Yellow Wagtail" (many others for individual races)
Size: 15-16 cm

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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 Yellow Wagtail at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "flava"

ADULT

Adult Western Yellow Wagtails were photographed in Europe.

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of an immature Western Yellow Wagtail
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, October 2009]

Lateral view of an immature Western Yellow Wagtail
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, October 2009]

Lateral view of an immature Western Yellow Wagtail
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, October 2009]

Western Yellow Wagtail hovering near a pond
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, October 2009]

Food, Diet

Like all Motacilla wagtails known to us, Western Yellow Wagtails are insectivores.

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