Japanese Wagtail

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We only saw Japanese Wagtails (Motacilla grandis) twice and in rivers with gravel stones. We were fortunate to observe (from some distance) an adult pair feeding a single juvenile. Both parents were feeding the young.

Post 1 above shows the habitat with a juvenile and adult in the image.

Post 2 above shows an adult with prey for the juvenile.

Post 3 above shows an adult with prey caught for the nearby juvenile from the river (not rocks or banks). The one prey I saw able to determine was an aquatic Plecoptera (Stoneflies) nymph.

Post 4 above is of the juvenile.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Location: East Hokkaido, Japan

Date: 9th June 2019

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

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