Bird: Motacilla alba (White Wagtail - Λευκοσουσουράδα)

Motacilla alba (White Wagtail - Λευκοσουσουράδα)


The white wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of north Africa. 
The white wagtail is a slender bird, 16.5–19 cm  in length (East Asian subspecies are longer, measuring up to 21 cm, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. Its average weight is 25 g  and the maximum lifespan in the wild is c. 12 years.The nominate subspecies Motacilla alba alba is basically grey above and white below, with a white face, black cap and black throat.Wikipedia