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Set B4 - Bird Portraits - card information

21. Grey Wagtail

21. Grey Wagtail

A bird of the swift-running hill streams where it may be seen, during the summer, flashing about the banks and shallows and over the water in its hunt for insects. In rocky banks close to the water it makes its nest of grasses and small thin roots, lined with hair. The bird depicted is a male in summer plumage. Only the male has the black chin and "bib", and this only in summer. In autumn his throat is white. Some grey wagtails migrate in winter, others, where conditions are suitable, stay with us.