Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Citrine Wagtail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Motacilla cinerea
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Citrine Wagtail is a small sleek lemon-yellow bird with a long tail (length 17 cm, weight 18 g, wing 8.2 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 2.7 cm, tail 7.5 cm approximately). The breeding-male has a completely yellow head, a grey or black nape, mantle, rump and wings with broad white tips to the median and greater wing-coverts, a dark brown tail with white outer edges, and rich lemon-yellow underparts. The adult non-breeding male and female have a grey crown, ear-coverts, nape and mantle, white wing bars, a broad yellow supercilium that continues to encircle the ear-coverts, and pale yellow underparts. It feeds on insects, their larvae and small molluscs. It breeds in Tibet in May-August and nests on the ground under tufts of grass or foot of a bush or under a stone.
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 and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Simon Elliott(www.xeno-canto.org/Simon Elliott), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.