Gray Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wagtails and Pipits (Motacillidae)

Code 4

GRAW

Code 6

MOTCIN

ITIS

HEAD

Gray Wagtail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Eyering, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Blue-gray
  • Forehead Color: Blue-gray
  • Nape Color: Blue-gray
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Gray Wagtail Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-20 cm (7-7.75 in)
  • Weight: 23 g (0.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Yellow
  • Underparts: Yellow
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Gray Wagtail Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Several rapid wing strokes alternating with wings pulled to side.
  • Wingspan Range: 25-27 cm (10-10.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with white outer feathers.
  • Under Tail: Yellow and white.
  • Leg Color: Pink
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