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Cape Wagtail comes for a drink in the desert Wagtails are one of those bird families that are great fun to watch around the world: they are recognizable as wagtails at a glance, but there are many species and they all have small but clear differences in plumage. Cape Wagtail,Geotagged,Motacilla capensis,Namibia,Spring,namibia Click/tap to enlarge

Cape Wagtail comes for a drink in the desert

Wagtails are one of those bird families that are great fun to watch around the world: they are recognizable as wagtails at a glance, but there are many species and they all have small but clear differences in plumage.

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The Cape Wagtail is a small passerine bird in the family Motacillidae, which includes the wagtails, pipits and longclaws.

This species breeds in much of Africa from eastern Zaire and Angola across to Kenya and south to the Cape in South Africa.

This is an insectivorous bird of open country, often near habitation and water. It prefers bare areas or short grass for feeding, where it can see and pursue its prey. In urban areas it has adapted to foraging in gardens or paved areas.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Barry
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2017. Captured Nov 20, 2012 17:16 in Unnamed Road, Namibia.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 150.5mm