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  Black-backed Wagtail (Motacilla lugens)

Black-backed Wagtail | Motacilla lugens photo
Black-backed Wagtail

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Black-backed Wagtail | Motacilla lugens photo
Black-backed Wagtail

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Black-backed Wagtail | Motacilla lugens photo
Black-backed Wagtail

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Black-backed Wagtail | Motacilla lugens photo
Black-backed Wagtail

Image by CharlesLam - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

BIRD FACTS

distribution map showing range of Motacilla lugens in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Motacillidae
Genus:Motacilla
Species:lugens
Common Name:Black-backed Wagtail

Relatives in same Genus
  White Wagtail (M. alba)
  Grey Wagtail (M. cinerea)
  Citrine Wagtail (M. citreola)
  Yellow Wagtail (M. flava)