Species Details

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Grey Wagtail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Motacilla flava
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages, Wetlands
Description : The Grey Wagtail is a small grey bird with a yellow vent and long tail (length 17 cm, weight 16.3 g, wing 8.2 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 9 cm approximately). The breeding male has grey upperparts, dark blackish-brown wings with white margins to the tertials, a yellow rump, and long blackish-brown tail with white outer edges. It has a white supercilium, eye ring and malar streak, grey ear-coverts and a black throat. The rest of the underparts are bright yellow. The female and non-breeding male looks like breeding male except for a white throat, and buffish white underparts with a yellow breast and vent. It feeds on insects with some small molluscs. It breeds in the Himalayas in April-July.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Imran Shah (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Imran Shah ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Niels Van Doninck(www.xeno-canto.org/Niels Van Doninck), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.