White Wagtail - Motacilla alba

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Common name: White Wagtail

Scientific name: Motacilla alba

Accession number: 131

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"A Wagtail tries an excursion over the water, and although its flight does not equal that of the Swallow in elegance or velocity, it yet performs its part with considerable grace"

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