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Pied Wagtail

Observed: 13th October 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in BirdsMartincito’s reputation in BirdsMartincito’s reputation in BirdsMartincito’s reputation in Birds
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I wondered about that subsp.

I wondered about that subsp. yarrellii when iSpot suggested it, but it wasn't mentioned on the RSPB page. What is the key to identifying it?

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yarrellii

Male yarrellii are much darker on the back (jet black, almost)in summer. All ages are darker grey/black than alba, with a blacker rump and, often very obvious, heavily marked, dark flanks.

Having said which...not all are as obviously different as that may suggest!

Ian
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