pied wagtail

  1. a British songbird, Motacilla alba yarrellii, with a black throat and back, long black tail, and white underparts and face: family Motacillidae (wagtails and pipits)
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Historical Examples of pied wagtail

  • The pied-wagtail, with its black and white plumage—or black, grey, and white in the winter—can be identified at a glance.

    Birds in Flight

    W. P. Pycraft