Today our Birdorable 2019 Bonanza concludes as we reveal the 10th bird of the series: the Grey Wagtail! Grey (or Gray) Wagtails are songbirds in the wagtail family with a wide distribution across Asia and parts of Europe and Africa where both... Read more »
The Grey Wagtail is a species of wagtail with a wide distribution across parts of the Old World. Their breeding range covers much of northern Asia and they winter across much of south Asia, as well as in parts of Africa. Migratory and resident populations are found across Europe as well.
Grey Wagtails have grey upperparts and yellow underparts, with a black chin and handsome white eyeline. During breeding season especially, their preferred habitat includes running water. They feed on aquatic small animals and insects during this time, feeding mostly on insects during the winter.