Wagtail, Grey


Name: Wagtail, Grey

Scientific name: Motacilla cinerea

Type: Wagtail

Color: Grey,Yellow

Habitat: Cities,Fields

Size: 18cm

Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant


In all plumages has characteristic yellow vent and undertail-coverts, greyish back, no obvious covert-bars but bold white translucent bar at base of flight-feathers (visible in flight), very long tail and extremely undulating flight. Male in summer has black throat bordered by white stripe below; female has less black or even whitish throat; immature has white throat and buff, not yellow breast. Legs pinkish brown (black in other wagtails). Has more pronounced tail-wagging than other wagtails.

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