Bird, bug, butterfly and a wild variety of photos from Belarus, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland and Spain by Irish wildlife photographer Patrick J. O'Keeffe and invited guests
Click hereto see distribution map and to hear calls
The Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) is of the familyMotacillidae
which includes longclaws, pipits and wagtails. It is a summer resident
in the temperate regions of Western Asia and Europe which migrates south
in early autumn to winter in southern Asia and Africa. Up to 20
subspecies are recognised including the Black Headed Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava feldegg).