Western Yellow Wagtail
Motacilla flava

– sparrow-sized passerine
– mainly diurnal migrant, to lesser extent nocturnal
– migrates singly or in small, loose flocks, at roosts several hundreds to thousands may flock
– very vocal

BIF359_MPU_I1Q0898_130801_wwagt_1W_d_delitzsch
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, JUV
BIF0359, 01/08/2013, Delitzsch, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF360_MPU_I1Q0951_130801_wwagt_1W_d_delitzsch
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, JUV
BIF0360, 01/08/2013, Delitzsch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, 1CY
BIF2718, 18/08/2018, Dangast, Germany, Roland Neumann

Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, 1CY
BIF2717, 18/08/2018, Dangast, Germany, Roland Neumann
BIF445_MPU_I1Q0444_130721_bluehwagt-AD-M_d_hof
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, M AD
BIF0445, 21/07/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF446_MPU_I1Q0454_130721_bluehwagt-AD-M_d_hof
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, M AD
BIF0446, 21/07/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF447_MPU_I1Q0467_130721_bluehwagt-AD-F_d_hof
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, F AD
BIF0447, 21/07/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF1003_MPU_I1Q1353_130913_bhwagt-1-F-AD_d_emden
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, F AD
BIF1003, 13/09/2013, Emden, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, 1CY
BIF2719, 18/08/2018, Dangast, Germany, Roland Neumann

BIF448-3_PFR07944_1-00_130801_bluehwagt-flava-1-FC_d_seelhaus-see_REF-S BIF448-5_PFR07944_1-00_130801_bluehwagt-flava-1-FC_d_seelhaus-see_REF-S
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla f. flava, calls during migration
BIF0448, 01/08/2013, Seelhausener See, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

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Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava beema, calls in flight
BIF0512, 26/04/2011, Ulytau, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

comparison species:
Citrine Wagtail (v) (a)
Grey Wagtail (v)
White Wagtail (v)

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