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Pied Wagtail ... Motacilla alba ... Glasóg shraide


 
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James Kilkelly
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Pied Wagtail ... Motacilla alba ... Glasóg shraide Reply with quote


Pied Wagtail ... Motacilla alba ... Glasóg shraide, photo / pic / image.
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Widespread bird in the towns and out in the country.
Black and white with a long black and white tail.
This tail wags up and down.
The female is greyish on the back and the young are dull coloured with poor markings.

Scientific classification

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


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallo there,
Down here in Kerry, we call the Pied Wagtail "Seabhainin an carn aoiligh" (Little Joan of the dung-heap) Smile
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