Gray Wagtail

Other Names: none

Distribution: temperate and tropical regions of Eurasia and east Africa.

Description:

Size: 17-19 cm in length.

Plumage: The uppersides are gray and the yellow breast and vent contrasting with whitish undersides is distinctive of the species. The wings are black with two white bars. Breeding males have a black throat that is edged by white cheek stripes. The legs are peach, the beak is gray, and the eyes are black with white eyerings and a white eyebrow stripe.

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Gray Wagtail

Gray Wagtail

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alaska
aleutians
california
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
mountains
Color
gray
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
wagtails, longclaws and pipits - motacillidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species