The wagtails occur naturally in the Old World (Europe, Africa, Asia).
These small perching birds have long tails which they wag frequently. Wagtails are slender and often colorful.
They mostly feed on insects found on the ground.
These ground nesters laying up to six speckled eggs at a time.
- White Wagtail Motacilla alba
- Motacilla alba alba
- Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii
- Black-backed Wagtail Motacilla lugens
- Japanese Wagtail Motacilla grandis
- White-browed Wagtail Motacilla madaraspatensis
- Mekong Wagtail Motacilla samveasnae - described as new to science by Duckworth et al. (2001).
- African Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp
- Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
- Madagascar Wagtail Motacilla flaviventris
- Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
- Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava
- Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
- Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
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