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Citrine Wagtail

Mýrerla – Citrine Wagtail – Motacilla citreola

A Citrine Wagtail was spotted in Grindavík in the beginning of October, where is stayed for about a week. It seems that this little guy has had its time of hardship. Its tail is missing. This is the 15th Citrine Wagtail to be seen here in Iceland. It is related to our Icelandic White Wagtail but comes from Siberia.

It breeds in the tundra and in wet meadows and in winter it migrates to South Asia, mostly to highland areas. More vagrants are now spotted in western Europe as its range is spreading.