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Nong Pla Lai paddies
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Madagascar Wagtail

Motacilla flaviventris

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Identification

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Elegant, long-tailed bird with a gray back, pale underparts, and a black chest band. White wing patch and outer tail are conspicuous in flight. Madagascar endemic that is found in most open habitats, especially those near water. Absent or scarce in some dry areas of the west and north. Feeds by walking along the ground, bobbing its tail constantly. Call is a tearing “tseeeiow”. 

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