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Wagtail in Cornwall (1 Viewer)


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Is there a difference between Pied and White Wagtail, some info shows different some dont and which would this be if they are different



  • Wagtail - Cornwall Tintagel - 20Oct05 - 03-506 orig copy.jpg
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Alexander Stöhr

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Agree with Chris, please note:
-darkish back with many black feathers.
-extensive dark grey flanks.
-the rump is jet-black. The "id-relevant" upper area is partely hidden, but its extremly rare for a White Wagtail to have the lower and middle rump area as black as this (uppertail coverts are regular nearly blackish in White Wagtail).
-extensive white greater coverts, the visible ones appear all white.
-it seems to have all white greater coverts, White normally has narrower white fringing and darker centers to greater coverts.

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