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Grey Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea

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Common name: Grey Wagtail

Scientific name: Motacilla cinerea

Accession number: 153

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"The birds of this .. genus are remarkable for their peculiarly slender and elegant form, and for the vibratory motion which their body exhibits while they are standing or walking."

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