House Mart in

I his bird is known throughout northern Eurasia for its summer visits on which it constantly flies in streets and parks, catching insects on the wing. It can also be seen beside pools, collecting mud for nesting.

• NEST a basin of mud pellets, attached to a wall, close beneath an overhang.

• Distribution Breeds throughout most of Eurasia. Winters in Africa, N. India, and parts of S.E. Asia.

streamlined wings feathered tegs forked tail

• black head of southeast European subspecies

distribution tail wags to help keep balance when running

Female distribution tail wags to help keep balance when running

Yellow Wagtail

Conspicuous in its breeding habitat of pastures anil meadows, this bird is seen feeding actively on the ground, taking invertebrates.

• DISTRIBUTION Breeds in Eurasia. Winters in S. Hemisphere.

• Remark Male breeding plumage varies over the distribution - heads are black, white, blue, or yellow, depending on the subspecies.

Female

• black head of southeast European subspecies

Family MoTACII.UDAK

Species /nidiaciHa cinerea

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