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 Post subject: Wagtail: African Pied
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:51 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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Took this picture on the Sabie bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
Almost exactly 4 years between posts for a fairly common bird! And only two posts in total! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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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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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
: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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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!!!
Thanks. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi vgs, I'd say:

- Pied Wagtail

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Niall :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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I saw this African Pied Wagtail at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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I saw this African Pied Wagtail at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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I saw this African Pied Wagtail at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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 Post subject: Re: Wagtail: African Pied
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We always found them at Lake Panic and this time they had chicks to feed

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi some help please seen oliphants 09-02-2013

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