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Masked White Wagtail

Masked White Wagtail
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-02 1:25
Viewed: 744
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another picture of a Masked White Wagtail I shot with my compact camera on March 24 on school campus. This time I was able to get a fairly good dorsal view of the bird.

Masked White Wagtail (Motacilla alba personata)is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and long-claws. 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. In the British Isles, the darker sub-species the pied wagtail (M. a. yarrellii) predominates.

The white wagtail 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
Its subspecies Masked wagtail (M. a. personata) has an all-black head with a white face mask and is found in Hindu Kush, Tian Shan, Altay Mountains (northern Iran), Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Xinjiang.


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very nice shot of lovely masked wagtail, with great sharp details, exposure and colors. Nicely composed. Thanks for sharing this beauty Mr. Ram. Best wishes.

Hello Ram,

great photo , was in Belgium native bird , but as good as gone , alas.
In Dutch "Kwikstaart" (info).

Thanks for sharing.

Sharp, excellent exposure.
Thanks for your note.

Bonjour Ram,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Sir,

The compact is also pretty impressive in terms of reach.. Excellent dorsal view of the wagtail.

Warm Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-02 15:23]

Hi Ram,a different point of view to show us the original plumage and head design of this wagtail.Excellent and interesting capture made with the usual great quality.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

WONDERFUL capture sir.Very beautiful one.

Beauty in the back. Very nice shot of masked wagtail.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-04-22 9:03]

Hola Ram, que hermosa especie a pesar de sus tonos apagados, tiene una combinación de colores excepcional, saludos...

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