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White wagtail
Female, first summer
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Motacillidae
Genus: Motacilla
Species: M. alba
Binomial name
Motacilla alba
Linnaeus, 1758
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White wagtail female first summer
a white wagtail
White Wagtail Range
The range of the white wagtail. Green=all year, yellow=summer and blue=winter.

The white wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a species of bird.

Conservation

They are not an endangered species. They have a stable population of between 130 million and 300 million adult birds. They are found in Europe, Asia and northern Africa. It is possible that climate change is affecting their migration.

Pied wagtail

The pied wagtail is a subspecies of the white wagtail.They are 18cm long, have a wingspan of between 25 and 30cm and weigh between 17 and 25grams.

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