BIRDS OF ICELAND : Motacilla alba, White Wagtail

Motacilla alba; the clearly visible long tail of the White Wagtail is unique among the passerine birds of Iceland. White wagtails, also known as pied wagtails, are common throughout Europe and Northern Africa. The species is quite variable and many regional races exist. It is an insect eater which can be found in different areas like tundra's meadows etc. Often, it prefers water in close vicinity but it can live in dry lands as well as long as there are insects. It is only a little shy of human activities or settlements. The Iceland white wagtails migrate to Western Africa in winter.

A brief introduction to Iceland birds
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk
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Other various species

Other various species

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Natural History of Iceland Site  in Dutch

Natural History of Iceland Site  Dutch