Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Species of bird
Motacilla tschutschensis
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Eastern Yellow Wagtail (english)
Östliche Schafstelze (german)
Østgulerle (norwegian bokmål)
Берингийская (жёлтая) трясогузка (russian)
ツメナガセキレイ (japanese)
Alaskavipstjert (danish)
pliszka syberyjska (polish)
trasochvost tundrový (slovak)
östlig gulärla (swedish)
Oostelijke Gele Kwikstaart (dutch)
Bergeronnette de Béringie (french)
Cutrettola del Pacifico (italian)
นกเด้าลมเหลือง (thai)
Kicuit kerbau (indonesian)
東方黃鶺鴒 (chinese (taiwan))
黃鶺鴒 (chinese (taiwan))
白眉黃鶺鴒 (chinese (taiwan))
藍頭黃鶺鴒 (chinese (taiwan))
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Motacilla tschutschensis
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The eastern yellow wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. It was often classified as a subspecies of the Western yellow wagtail. This species breeds in temperate Asia and has a foothold in North America in Alaska. Populations migrate to south Asia and Australia. Vagrant individuals occur around the winter quarters at migration time. For example, on Palau in Micronesia migrant flocks of this species – apparently of the Bering Sea yellow wagtail, and including many adult males – are regularly seen, while further north on the Marianas, only the occasional stray individual – usually females or immatures as it seems – is encountered. It is a slender 15–16 cm long bird, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. The breeding adult male is basically olive above and yellow below. In other plumages, the yellow may be diluted by white. The heads of breeding males come in a variety of colours and patterns depending on subspecies. The call is a characteristic high-pitched jeet. This insectivorous bird inhabits open country near water, such as wet meadows. It nests in tussocks, laying 4–8 speckled eggs. The Acanthocephalan parasite Apororhynchus paulonucleatus was discovered in the colon and cloaca of the Eastern yellow wagtail.
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Motacilla tschutschensis
Motacilla simillima
Motacilla taivana
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
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