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I have two wagtails in my garden!! (Afrikaans: kwikstertjie)
Gauteng, South Africa.
Cape Wagtail , Latin Name: Motacilla capensis
Habitat: Usually near fresh water or coastal lagoons but has also adapted to city parks and gardens.
Bird Call: A clear, ringing ‘tseee-chee-chee’ call and a whistled, trilling song.
Breeding: Eggs 2 – 4, usually 3, up to 5 and 7 have been recorded; dull yellowish more or less indistinctly finely speckled with brownish. Incubation by both sexes 13 – 14 days.
Adult Description: This common bird is unmistakable with its grey-brown upperparts, dark band across chest and white outer tail-feathers. No white on secondaries.
Distribution: From Kenya and the eastern Congo southwards to the Cape.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Birds in my garden
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
FEATURED in African Art and Photography
21 April 2013.