White Wagtail

White Wagtail

 Motacilla alba ocularis

UPDATE: I'm now relabelling it as Motacilla alba   'lugens' not "ocularis" as originally posted thanks to Ayuwat's comment below - see comments and Thank you to Ayuwat.


Niigata Prefectural License Center, Niigata, Japan

October 27, 2013

I posted a Willie Wagtail which is a fantail from Australia a couple of weeks ago. This time I'm posting a common sight in Niigata which I believe is a real wagtail species from the northern hemisphere. This guy hanged-out with me while waiting at the Niigata Prefectural License Center.

I didn't realise until I opened my guides that there are numerous variations so I hope I have chosen the correct one. Any opinions are most welcome. Many thanks.