White Wagtail (or Black Backed Wagtail) in Darwin

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Subject: White Wagtail (or Black Backed Wagtail) in Darwin
From: "Andrew Bell" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 23:40:01 +0930
I photographed a wagtail at the Leanyer Sewerage ponds in Darwin yesterday
evening. Only managed to get a brief look and fire off a couple of quick
photos in poor light before it flew off and I was unable to find it again.
Had initially assumed it was an immature yellow, but now I am home in
Katherine with my photos unploaded it has a white forehead, a black band on
the breast and a white wing patch. Did not see it usefully in flight, (I had
my head down to set up my tripod when it flew).  Niven McCrie thinks it is a
probably a white wagtail, race ocularis, I wondered about black backed
(lugens). I am back in Katherine but others will look for it tomorrow. I can
send photos to anyone who who is interested
Andrew Bell, Katherine NT

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