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Mae Wong National Park, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Conservation Status: Least Concern
By / Editor

The Grey Wagtail or Motacilla cinerea is a bird that can’t just stop moving. You might see it standing still but yet the tail bobs up and down all the time. When we started getting serious in capturing this character in the camera, we just can’t stop laughing, it is really funny. This Wagtail can be seen just about anywhere in Thailand, on lakes, puddles, streams, on the road, in the forest, even on higher elevations, they can be found wagging their tails.

What’s with the wagging? I don’t know. I am not a scientist, I love birds. But here’s what I think it is doing; it is wagging its tail to fan insects out so it can prey on them, or create vibration on the ground, or just for bloody fun. Anyways, please don’t believe me, let’s find out from bird scientists and know why.

Mae Wong National, Thailand
February 3, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Slim | Nitecore UNK1

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Orange-headed Thrush
Mrs Gould’s Sunbird (male)
Chestnut Thrush
Large Niltava (male)
Black Bulbul
Red-flanked Bluetail (male)
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch
Indian Spot-billed Ducks
Grey Nightjar
Ferruginous Flycatcher
Ferruginous Wood Partridge (male)
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (female)
Greater Green Leafbird
Yellow-eared Spiderhunter
Eurasian Curlew
Java Sparrow
Purple-throated Sunbird
Common Hoopoe
Black-headed Woodpecker
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Blue Pitta
Spot-billed Pelican
Thick-billed Green-pigeon
Green-billed Malkoha
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
Black-and-Red Broadbill
Red-legged Crake
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta
Orange-breasted Trogon (male)
Black-backed Kingfisher
Greater Flameback (male)
Black-thighed Falconet
Ochraceous Bulbul
Indian Nightjar
Asian Golden Weaver (male)
Firethroat
Black-breasted Thrush
Verditer Flycatcher
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Red-faced Liocichla
Little Pied Flycatcher
Dark-backed Sibia
Crested Finchbill (male)
Large Niltava (female)
Crested Finchbill (female)
Silver-eared Laughingthrush
Flavescent Bulbul
Red-flanked Bluetail (female)
White-gorgeted Flycatcher
Mrs Hume’s Pheasant (male)
Hill Prinia
Spectacled Barwings
Slaty-backed Flycatcher
The Pacific Reef Heron
Little Tern
Lesser Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover (male)
Oriental Plover
Garganey
Indian Cormorant
Black-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Zitting Cisticola
Firethroat
Alexandrine Parakeet (male)
Alexandrine Parakeet (female)
Oriental Scops Owl
Spot-breasted Parrotbill
Long-tailed Minivet (male)
Grey-backed Shrike
Davidson’s Leaf Warbler
Red-Headed Trogon (female)
Moustached Barbet
Claudia’s Leaf Warbler
Banded Kingfisher (female)
Asian Fairy-bluebird (female)
Grey Bushchat (female)
Grey Bushchat (male)
Dusky Warbler
Buff-throated Warbler
Great Tit
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler
Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant (female)
Rufous-fronted Babbler
Blyth’s Shrike-babbler (female)
Mountain Bamboo Partridge
Ultramarine Flycatcher
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker
Orange-bellied Leafbird
Pied Kingfisher
Brown-throated Treecreeper
Lesser Adjutant
Hainan Blue Flycatcher
Rufous Limestone-babbler
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (male)
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (female)
Pin-striped Tit-babbler
Siberian Rubythroat
Oriental Magpie-robin (male)
Oriental Magpie-robin (female)
Spotted Dove
Siberian Blue Robin
Taiga Flycatcher (male)
Siberian Blue Robin (female)
Bluethroat
Black-tailed Godwit
Pacific Golden Plover
Spotted Redshank
Slender-billed Gull
Grey-eyed Bulbul
Greater Painted-snipe (male)
Rosy Pipit
Oriental Darter
Purple Heron
Pied Bushchat
Amur Falcon (female)
Common Hill Myna
Sarus Crane
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Crimson Sunbird
Tickell’s Brown Hornbill
Caspian Tern
Asian Emerald Cuckoo
Great Hornbill
Red-breasted Parakeet
Plaintive Cuckoo (male)
Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher
Siamese Fireback Pheasant (female)
Black-headed Gull
Heuglin’s Gull
White-browed Scimitar Babbler
Spangled Drongo
Crimson Winged Woodpecker
Common Iora
Spotted Owlet
Sparrow Hawk
Grey-headed Lapwing
Siamese Fireback
Rufous Treepie
Chinese Pond Heron
Grey Heron
Collared Kingfisher
Long-toed Stint
Spoonbill Sandpiper
Black-headed Bulbul
Streaked-eared Bulbul
Black-crested Bulbul
Black-eared Kite
Striated Grassbird
Little Cormorant
Siberian Stonechat Female
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Common Green Magpie
Plaintive Cuckoo (female)
Eastern Cattle Egret
Yellow-Rumped Flycatcher
Black Drongo
White-fronted Scops Owl
Ashy Drongo
Chestnut-tailed Starling
Indigo Flycatcher
Fruithunter
Great Egret
Little Egret
Kalij Pheasant (female)
Kalij Pheasant
Scaly-breasted Partridge
Bar-backed Partridge
Asian Drongo-cuckoo
Crested Goshawk
Himalayan Cuckoo
Black-Shouldered Kite
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Common Kestrel
Black-throated Laughingthrush
Long-tailed Shrike
Siberian Stonechat
House Sparrow
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Black Baza
Eared Pitta
Asian Barred Owlet
Paddyfield Pipit
Little Grebe
Red Avadavat
Bronze-winged Jacana
Black Eagle
Olive-backed Sunbird (male)
Brown-throated Sunbird (Female)
Puff-throated Babbler
Laced Woodpecker
Dollarbird
Brahminy Kite
Bush Lark
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