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Wagtail, Mountain

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Lizet Grobbelaar
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Wagtail, Mountain

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:32 pm

Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara
Afrikaanse naam: Bergkwikkie

Description:
Under parts are white with no yellow.
Tail is much longer than Cape Wagtail, with more white on outer tail than Cape and Yellow Wagtails
Upperparts and rump are blue-grey and the wing has more white when folded than Cape and Yellow Wagtails.

Status:
Localised resident

Habitat:
Resident along fast flowing streams in evergreen and coastal forests.
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Re: Wagtail, Mountain

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:33 am

One of Groenkloof NR's major specials.

We decided to see if we could find this one at the Fountains valley after a 4x4 trip through Groenkloof NR over the weekend.

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Re: Wagtail, Mountain

Unread post by wingman » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:27 pm

I saw this little fellow last year in the same reserve, for those who might want to try their luck, I entered the reserve via the main gate turned left down the road for about 300 meters and there is a bridge with a stream .It was in this stream fairly close to the main enterance.
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