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Observed: 23rd June 2010 By: Spike HughesSpike Hughes’s reputation in Birds
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba subsp. yarrellii) interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Normal

It is not a melanistic bird, as suggested, it just has the flank feathers puffed up over the wing, if you look closely. In the second picture, you can see that the white fringes to the coverts..etc. are there.

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David Jardine's picture

I agree with Ophrys re this

I agree with Ophrys re this being a normal male bird