Pied Wagtails


Pied Wagtail


The Pied Wagtails (Motacilla alba yarrellii) are a subspecies of the White Wagtails.


Distribution / Range

They occur naturally in Great Britain and Ireland, possibly also in the northern parts of western Europe.

These partial migrants travel south to winter in northwestern Africa.


Description / Behavior

The Pied Wagtails plumage is generally blacker than that of the nominate race.

However, their behavior (breeding and feeding) are identical to those of the nominate race.

Please visit the White Wagtail's species page for more information.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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