• synonyms

water wagtail

  1. another name for pied wagtail
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Historical Examples of water wagtail

  • "The water-wagtail," though he wished her every happiness, did not satisfy him for Orion.

    The Bride of the Nile, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • These must be the water-wagtail, and Orion's Byzantine guest.

  • Water-wagtail, small, or water-thrush (Seiurus noveboracensis).

  • With all manner of birds I was familiar, from the pyat to the water-wagtail.

  • Another bird which has interested me here is the Louisiana water-thrush, called also large-billed water-thrush, and water-wagtail.


    John Burroughs