Yes NIcholas- sure it was a yellow wagtail and not a immature citrine
wagtail as there was no white wingbar.
2009/10/17 Nikolas Haass <>
> sure, it wasn't a Citrine Wagtail?
> Nikolas Haass
> Sydney, NSW
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Gary Wright <>
> To: birding aus <>
> Sent: Sun, October 4, 2009 6:45:38 PM
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] yellow wagtail race ID non-breeding plumage
> Is there any way of telling which race in non-breeding plumage? I
> certainly can't from Pizzey. The description for my bird is:
> Strong white eyebrow, dark ear coverts, white line borderd by black
> under dark ear coverts. this not as strong as eyebrow, but clear
> through scope. No yellow underneath-appeared white, dark/black tail
> with white edges. Called in flight, high pitched, rocked pretty
> constantly when on ground. When viewed from behind had white lines
> down primaries. Also a netting pattern on wings from side similar in
> some ways to female white winged triller. No white wingbar in flight.
> Some black markings on chest, fairly indistinct.
> I have bird journal which gives me eastern yellow wagtail and green
> headed yellow wagtail. I put it under eastern as I had to put it
> somewhere but I have no basis for doing this.
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