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Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:51 pm

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Shingwedzi river, KNP (Oct'06)

The African Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp) is very similar to the more common and widespread, Cape Wagtail, in body shape and general behaviour but has a boldly pied (black-and-white) plumage. The underparts, throat and eyebrow are white and has a black band on the breast.
It is particularly common in association with large dams, rivers and other open-water impoundments.
Eats a wide variety of small invertebrates, mainly adult and larval flies, but also beetles, grasshoppers, drangonflies, butterflies and caterpillars, ants, termites, small crabs, worms and tadpoles. Occasionally tackles small fish.
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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:13 pm

Took this picture on the Sabie bridge.

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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:35 pm

Almost exactly 4 years between posts for a fairly common bird! And only two posts in total! :shock:
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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:44 pm

Hope this would bring some attention to some of these topics. Would love to see more pictures of these birds.

Lets see if the next picture can be posted before March 2015... :hmz:
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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:51 pm

:lol: Lets hope 2011 sees a lot more posts here.
To be honest, I have seen enough wagtails, but can't remember making a good photo of them. They are not really good models, way too busy to sit still for a photo.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:19 pm

Please could some kind person help me with ID ing the following birds - All taken in KNP last week.
Sorry they're not very good pics, I'm a novice to both photography and birding, but keen and learning!!!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:31 pm

Hi vgs, I'd say:

- Pied Wagtail

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:55 pm

Thanks Niall :thumbs_up:
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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 7:55 am

I saw this African Pied Wagtail at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 7:55 am

I saw this African Pied Wagtail at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 7:56 am

I saw this African Pied Wagtail at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:32 pm

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:32 pm

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Wagtail: African Pied

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:15 pm

We always found them at Lake Panic and this time they had chicks to feed

Few images from my collection

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wingman » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:06 pm

Hi some help please seen oliphants 09-02-2013

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