Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
More discoveries. NEW: Zeiss Victory SF 32

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

White wagtail subspecies question - Northern Greece - Jan 2020

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Thursday 13th February 2020, 15:57   #1
v11235813
Registered User

 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: BG
Posts: 2
White wagtail subspecies question - Northern Greece - Jan 2020

Hello,

While on a trip near Thessaloniki, I came across this odd looking white wagtail. I had a look at the subspecies description and distribution and it somewhat resembles the dukhunesis subspecies (has it been observed in this area?). However it could also be a variation of the plumage.

Any opinion or advise would be welcome?

Thank you!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wagtail.JPG
Views:	66
Size:	212.2 KB
ID:	718082  Click image for larger version

Name:	wagtail0.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	193.2 KB
ID:	718083  Click image for larger version

Name:	wagtail1.JPG
Views:	38
Size:	232.9 KB
ID:	718084  
v11235813 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 14th February 2020, 06:30   #2
Jean FRANCOIS
Registered User
 
Jean FRANCOIS's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Nancy-France
Posts: 1,259
The simplest is always the most likely.
White-faced Wagtail M. a. alba.
Jean
Jean FRANCOIS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 14th February 2020, 11:13   #3
v11235813
Registered User

 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: BG
Posts: 2
Thank you. Makes a lot of sense of course, but I do not have experience with the subspecies (or that much with the variation within the alba one), so thought it's best to ask. :)
v11235813 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 14th February 2020, 15:19   #4
Richard Prior
Halfway up an Alp
 
Richard Prior's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: MANIGOD
Posts: 2,847
Quote:
Originally Posted by v11235813 View Post
Thank you. Makes a lot of sense of course, but I do not have experience with the subspecies (or that much with the variation within the alba one), so thought it's best to ask. :)
You did right to ask so donít hesitate with any questions on here, the bird may have looked odd to you because ( I think) itís all wet from just having bathed.
Welcome to Birdforum by the way.
__________________
"Thought I saw an eagle
But it might have been a vulture
I never could decide" Leonard Cohen
Richard Prior is online now  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Citrine Wagtail ,Northern Greece ody Bird Identification Q&A 5 Tuesday 10th September 2019 14:35
Wagtail,Northern Greece ody Bird Identification Q&A 2 Friday 16th March 2018 13:58
Wagtail ,Northern Greece ody Bird Identification Q&A 2 Wednesday 9th December 2015 18:25
White Pelican , Northern Greece ody Bird Identification Q&A 3 Saturday 17th October 2015 22:52
White throat , Northern Greece. ody Bird Identification Q&A 3 Friday 27th February 2015 20:03



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.14918399 seconds with 17 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 11:04.