Yellow Wagtail

Name: Yellow Wagtail

Scientific name: Motacilla flava

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A small, elegant bird, about 16cm long. Yellow Wagtails have a shorter tail than the other two species. They are olivey green above and yellow below, with a yellow face and a black and white tail. Males are brighter than females. Yellow Wagtails nest on g

How to identify: The Grey Wagtail also has a yellow belly, but has a grey back and black wings, a longer tail, and is a bird of river banks rather than wet meadows.

Where: Widespread in the lowlands.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 50
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 70
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Eight different subspecies of Yellow Wagtail can be found in Europe, differing in the colour of the males' heads. For example, in France and Germany you will find the Blue-headed Wagtail, in Italy the Grey-headed Wagtail, in Finland the Ashy-headed Wagtai

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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