No.575 Japanese Wagtail Motacilla grandis

L=21cm

Rank : 1
Resident
 ssAncientJapanese wagtail. Seen all year round like White Wagtail, but the speciesprefers waterfs edge on rivers, ponds and lakes.@Call: A thickly Jujun,Jujun, different from White Wagtailfs Chuchun, Chuchun. Song in breedingseason is more complex.@e6">While White Wagtailfs ear coverts are white, those ofthis species are black: a diagnostic mark. Although the species is endemicto Japan, some vagrant birds are, we understand, reported in Taiwan andEastern China.

Japanese Wagtail (Adult)

Japanese Wagtail (Immature)

Japanese Wagtail (Bathing)

Japanese Wagtail (Feeding)