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The Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava,


The Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava,
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 80- 400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/7.1
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-05-28 1:54
Viewed: 4270
Points: 6
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The Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava,
This is an insectivorous bird of open country near water, such as wet meadows. It nests in tussocks, laying 4-8 speckled eggs.

This is a slender 15-16 cm long bird, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. It is the shortest tailed of the European wagtails. The breeding adult male is basically olive above and yellow below. In other plumages, the yellow may be diluted by white.

Jung bird from this year"s


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very nice to see a young one, TFS Ori

Merhaba Szabo,
Güzel bir kuş fotoğrafı olmuş. Ben de bir workshop yapmaya çalıştım. Umarım beğenirsin. Hüseyin

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  • zobo (44)
  • [2009-05-28 19:08]

Its a funny thing how animals can look so bright, but they aren't very. Nice picture!
Zoe

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