Definition of wagtail in English:

wagtail

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Pronunciation: /ˈwagteɪl
 
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noun

A slender Eurasian and African songbird with a long tail that is frequently wagged up and down, typically living by water.
  • Family Motacillidae: two genera, in particular Motacilla, and several species
More example sentences
  • Both pipits and wagtails bathe in shallow standing water.
  • There's a bench here and you could spend time looking out for moorhens, coots, wagtails and warblers, and the fish that attract them.
  • They are ground birds, with very long hind toes and claws, like those of skylarks, and they have a habit of running about like wagtails, though without flicking their tails.

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