Yellow Wagtail

Scientific Name: Motacilla flava 
Common Name: Yellow Wagtail
Other Names: Alaska yellow-wagtail, Grey-headed Wagtail

Identifying Features: Yellow face, small size, yellow-green body, black eyes, long black and white tail, light black feathers with patches of white

Fun Facts:

  • Generally, Yellow Wagtail is a green and yellow bird but actually it varies in appearance over the large range.
  • The bird got its name for the continuously wagging tail and distinguishing bright yellow colour.


This image was clicked by Ted Smith – via Flickr.

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