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White Wagtail

White Wagtail
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Copyright: Fabiano Chede (fchede) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 160] (562)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-13 13:29
Viewed: 5384
Points: 4
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Giving sequence to my Middle East birds, this is a White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) I captured in Doha-Qatar. While walking around the souk I spoted this little fellow...and I had to register the moment...which TN member wouldn't???

Some internet research:
The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of north Africa. It is resident in the mildest parts of its range, but otherwise migrates to Africa. It has a toehold in Alaska as a scarce breeder.

This is an insectivorous bird of open country, often near habitation and water. It prefers bare areas for feeding, where it can see and pursue its prey. In urban areas it has adapted to foraging on paved areas such as car parks.

It nests in crevices in stone walls and similar natural and man-made structures.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2008-08-13 19:22]

Hermosa ave y foto Fabiano...por supuesto desconocida por esta parte del mundo...saludos.Luis.

Hello Fabiano,
Beatiful White waigtail,
super position.

Very well done.

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