Monday, April 8, 2013

Citrine Wagtail

The banks of the Maekong river by the Golden Triangle is a great place to visit in the dry season when the 
water levels are low. This time I decided to set up a blind and see what would come.
This strikingly yellow Citrine Wagtail showed up. It is the less known Motacilla citreone calcarata race that some people also call the Himalayan Citrine Wagtail. It has a black back as opposed to the grey of the nominal race. I watched it for almost an hour as it kept feeding on small aquatic invertebraees.

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