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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Wagtails

Bergeronnette

Motacillidae

Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Wagtails


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There are at least four types of wagtails seen in North America; these are the Citrine Wagtail, Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Gray Wagtail and the White Wagtail. The wagtails are ground feeding birds found on the arctic tundra throughout North America and Eurasia.

Just as their family name implies, these bird can be identified by their wagging tails as they go about their day. These slim colourful birds' plumages are black, white, yellow or gray and they are usually found close to streams or other water sources.

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


Classic Collection of North American Birds

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