Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany)

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Motacilla citreola
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : Eastern yellow wagtail is a small passerine. It is a slender 15–16 cm long bird. The eastern Wagtail is very similar to the Western Yellow wagtail but it has slightly paler grey forehead to nape and mostly pale grey ear coverts (sometimes blackish),blackish grey lores and conspicuous white eyebrow. Crown and nape are bluish-grey. The upperparts are olive-green usually brighter and greener than M.flava. The underparts are slightly paler yellow with brown spots on breast sides, but the bird shows rarely a necklace of darkish flecks on the white throat. The wings are dark with two yellowish-white wing bars. The dark tail has two white outer rectrices. The bill is greyish-black, eyes are dark brown, legs and feet are blackish. Wagtail feeds primarily on insects including midges and other flies, beetles, aphids, ants and other species. It also takes spiders and some small snail, worms, barriers and seeds. It breeds during summer.
Distribution in Bangladesh
information source:taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Sergey Pisarevskiy(www.inaturalist.org/people/Sergey Pisarevskiy),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Mikael Litsgårdmore information, please contact us.