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The white wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a species of bird.[2]

White wagtail
Pied Wagtail rear view 700.jpg
White wagtail
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Binomial name
Motacilla alba
(Linnaeus, 1758)
a white wagtail
The range of the white wagtail. Green=all year, yellow=summer and blue=winter.

ConservationEdit

They are not an endangered species. They have a stable population of between 130 million and 300 million adult birds. They are found in Europe, Asia and northern Africa. It is possible that climate change is affecting their migration.[3]

Pied wagtailEdit

The pied wagtail is a subspecies of the white wagtail.[4]They are 18cm long, have a wingspan of between 25 and 30cm and weigh between 17 and 25grams.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. BirdLife International (2013). "Motacilla alba". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. "White wagtail videos, photos and facts - Motacilla alba". Arkive.
  3. "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  4. Atlas, NBN. "Motacilla alba subsp. yarrellii : Pied Wagtail - NBN Atlas". species.nbnatlas.org.
  5. "Pied Wagtail Bird Facts - Motacilla Alba - The RSPB". The RSPB.