Definition of pied wagtail in English:

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pied wagtail

noun

A bird of a black-and-white race of the white wagtail, found in the British Isles, Spain, and Morocco.
  • Motacilla alba yarrelli, family Motacillidae
Example sentences
  • A survey of the birds who visited the cemetery in 1999 recorded blue tits, bull finches, pied wagtails and wood pigeons.
  • Elsewhere in the country an exceptionally large reedbed roost in Hampshire once held over 180 grey wagtails in company with 100 pied wagtails.
  • To the majority of nurserymen, pied wagtails are hardly welcome because they foul tomatoes, and chrysanthemums and carnation blooms.

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