White Wagtail 2


Photo Information
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Motacillidae
Genus: Motacilla
Species: M. alba
Binomial name: Motacilla alba

The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of north Africa. It is resident in the mildest parts of its range, but otherwise migrates to Africa. It has a toehold in Alaska as a scarce breeder. In some areas, notably the United Kingdom, the sub-species Pied Wagtail (M. a. yarrellii) predominates.

This 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.
04/05/2009 - 11:25Pentaxfriend
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/200
Aperturef/6.7
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length500mm
Views/Likes52/0

loskeran

Link Posted 04/05/2009 - 11:38
Superb shot.

TonyD

Link Posted 04/05/2009 - 11:39
Brilliant shot, well done.
Tony
TonyD

paullucas

Link Posted 04/05/2009 - 12:05
Not usually a great fan of that style of framing, but this REALLY looks good and works so well,
Also an amazing well timed sharp shot.

Fantastic in every way, well done

Paul

beginner

Link Posted 04/05/2009 - 15:24
Wonderful!..............Ken
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scottthehat

Link Posted 04/05/2009 - 17:45
lovely shot.
just keep snapping,

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Rees

Link Posted 05/05/2009 - 08:28
A Very well presented and composed image with good definition.
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
Kind Regards,
Rees

goggalee

Link Posted 18/05/2009 - 08:50
Brilliant photo, love your framing!
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