The wagtail is so named for the constant up and down motion of its long tail. It is
suggested that this wagging motion acts as a balance mechanism. This small bird, reaching
lengths between 6 and 7 inches, has a sharp bill for eating insects. There are approximately
8 different species of wagtail, including this Pied Wagtail, with variation in the colour of
their plumage. Wagtails are found in the eastern hemisphere except Australia.
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