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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

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.

Localised resident

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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