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|This is an early capture of this bird with my 150-600mm lens when I bought it in January this year. I was just trying the new hardware.|
The white wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine bird in the family Motacillidae, which also includes pipits and longclaws. The species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of North Africa. It has a toehold in Alaska as a scarce breeder. It is resident in the mildest parts of its range, but otherwise migrates to Africa. In Ireland and Great Britain, the darker subspecies, the pied wagtail or water wagtail (M. a. yarrellii) predominates. In total, there are between 9 and 11 subspecies.
The white wagtail is an insectivorous bird of open country, often near habitation and water. It prefers bare areas for feeding, where it can see and pursue its prey. In urban areas it has adapted to foraging on paved areas such as car parks. It nests in crevices in stone walls and similar natural and man-made structures.
It is the national bird of Latvia and has featured on the stamps of several countries. Though it is 'of least concern', there are several threats against it, like being kept as pets and being used as food.
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Nice little bird common in my region. Very good details and focus.
- [2019-04-28 2:23]
Fine sharp detailed photo of this White Wagtail taken from a good low POV.
- [2019-04-28 7:58]
Hi Ram,excellent capture of this wagtail,a difficult diagonal light well exposed,perfect sharpness too. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Nice image with a very good quality.