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  Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)

Yellow Wagtail | Motacilla flava photo
Yellow Wagtail

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Yellow Wagtail | Motacilla flava photo
Yellow Wagtail

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Yellow Wagtail | Motacilla flava photo
Motacilla flava, young

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YELLOW WAGTAIL FACTS

distribution map showing range of Motacilla flava 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:flava
Common Name:Yellow Wagtail

Relatives in same Genus
  White Wagtail (M. alba)
  Grey Wagtail (M. cinerea)
  Citrine Wagtail (M. citreola)
  Black-backed Wagtail (M. lugens)