(Western) Yellow Wagtail
Motacilla flava
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The top bird was seen at Shambarai swamp. The 2nd row female or juvenile was seen on the Maasai steppe, courtesy of Per Holmen. All of the other photos were taken in Ngorongoro Crater; the left 3rd row photo is courtesy of Fain Zimmerman. It is a palearctic migrant seen from October to April throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. Note the considerable variation in markings, especially in the enlargements. Click the photo above to see 25 enlargements which include several subspecies and immatures.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Paul Oliver, Fain Zimmerman, Doug McLennan, Karine Van der Vurst, Linda Bushman
Chuck Derby, Florence Holmen, Per Holmen, Stephen Wainer, Christine Baissac

Last Update this page: 4-19-23