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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Blue-headed Wagtail at Prior's Fen GP

© Kevin Du Rose

This bird is a bit different to our usual Yellow Wagtails that breed in the area (subspecies flavissima). Its very pale head looks like the eastern European Blue-headed race, beema (known as Sykes's Wagtail), though it could perhaps be a flavissima/flava hybrid.

Yellow Wagtail races merge into each other so there may be no definitive answer!