Masked White Wagtail
|Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur)
|Date Taken: 2015-03-24|
|Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-04-02 1:25|
|[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.
rousettus, dryas, Pitoncle, Chiza has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
|You must be logged in to start a discussion.|
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.
Sharp, excellent exposure.
Thanks for your note.
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- [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.
- [2015-04-22 9:03]
Hola Ram, que hermosa especie a pesar de sus tonos apagados, tiene una combinación de colores excepcional, saludos...