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Motacilla lugubris
Wagtail Wag"tail`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of many species of Old World singing birds belonging to Motacilla and several allied genera of the family Motacillid[ae]. They have the habit of constantly jerking their long tails up and down, whence the name. Field wagtail, any one of several species of wagtails of the genus Budytes having the tail shorter, the legs longer, and the hind claw longer and straighter, than do the water wagtails. Most of the species are yellow beneath. Called also yellow wagtail. Garden wagtail, the Indian black-breasted wagtail (Nemoricola Indica). Pied wagtail, the common European water wagtail (Motacilla lugubris). It is variegated with black and white. The name is applied also to other allied species having similar colors. Called also pied dishwasher. Wagtail flycatcher, a true flycatcher (Sauloprocta motacilloides) common in Southern Australia, where it is very tame, and frequents stock yards and gardens and often builds its nest about houses; -- called also black fantail. Water wagtail. (a) Any one of several species of wagtails of the restricted genus Motacilla. They live chiefly on the shores of ponds and streams. (b) The American water thrush. See Water thrush. Wood wagtail, an Asiatic wagtail; (Calobates sulphurea) having a slender bill and short legs.

Meaning of Motacilla from wikipedia

- The wagtails are a genus, Motacilla, of p****erine birds in the family Motacillidae. The forest wagtail belongs to the monotypic genus Dendronanthus which...
- The white wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small p****erine bird in the family Motacillidae, which also includes pipits and longclaws. The species breeds...
- The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small p****erine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This...
- 1758 in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae under the binomial name Motacilla rubecula. Its specific epithet rubecula is a diminutive derived from the...
- according to the gender of the genus name; Linnaeus originally named it Motacilla aurocapilla, and the ending is not changed to -us as commonly cited in...
- The citrine wagtail (Motacilla citreola) is a small songbird in the family Motacillidae. The term citrine refers to its yellowish colouration. Its systematics...
- The grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) is a member of the wagtail family, Motacillidae, measuring around 18–19 cm overall length. The species looks somewhat...
- Siratus motacilla is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails. Its s**** colour varies...
- The Louisiana waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) is a New World warbler, that breeds in eastern North America and winters in the West Indies and Central...
- wagtail, Motacilla citreolapossibly paraphyletic Cape wagtail, Motacilla capensis Madagascar wagtail, Motacilla flaviventris Grey wagtail, Motacilla cinerea...
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