African Pied Wagtail

African Pied Wagtail, © Michael Plagens

Common bird of parks, lawns, pastures and farmland. Pumps long tail up and down as it forages along ground.

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Cape Wagtail

Cape Wagtail, © Michael Plagens

Several shades of gray mark this bird found from southern Africa and occasionally north to Kenya.

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Mountain Wagtail

Mountain Wagtail, © Michael Plagens

Note the black ring around the collar. Forages for insects and spiders along mountain side streams.

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Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail, © Michael Plagens

Palearctic migrant. Variable yellow, black and white bird with fine bill that forages for insects at ground level in open areas.

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African Pipit

African Pipit © Michael Plagens

Small bird with dark streaking on off-white. Bill is fine-pointed for catching small insects. Feeds on ground in grasslands.

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Tree Pipit

Tree Pipit © Michael Plagens

Winter migrant from Eurasia. Streaking on breast with buffy-yellow tint. Ground forager with long toes.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 25 Sept. 2015,
updated 19 Sept. 2018.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya because I am new to exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I learn them, I am teaching myself, sharing with others. If you find an error or appreciate my efforts please send me a message.