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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Citrine Wagtail

 

 

Awaiting image for this species

 

 

Citrine Wagtail

Motacilla citreola

 

  • Citrine Wagtail
  • Motacilla citreola
  • UK: Scarce visitor. 4 records annually BTO
  • WI: Very rare (5 or less records).TBC
  • Breeds: Nests on ground. North & Central Asia
  • Winters: South Asia
  • Habitat: Open country near water. Wet meadows, loch shores, marshes
  • Diet: Insect eater - mostly aquatic ones
  • Slender & long with wagging tail. Breeding adult male mostly grey above. Bright yellow underparts. Yellow head.
    Other plumages whitishish/yellowish underparts. Browner head.
  • Similar birds: Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail (immature - has dark throat), Yellow Wagtail (rare)

 

Citrine Wagtail records in the Western Isles


Very rare (less than 5 records). TBC

 

The chart below shows how abundant the Citrine Wagtail is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

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