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Unidentified dead bird - is it a long tailed tit or Pied Wagtail Why did it die?

Observed: 11th December 2009 By: nw338
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
nw338’s reputation in Birds
St Andrews Park
Description:

Small black and white bird with long tail feathers.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

tyto_glaucops's picture

Pied Wagtail

This is a Pied Wagtail and death could be a whole number of things. Most probable answer is simply not finding enough food and the time of year. But it could also be disease or have a injury of some sort.

Mark

madasyernan's picture

or old age

Hopefully it was old age, peacefully in his sleep.
(yeah I know, probably not but.......)

Sam, Student.