A very interesting Wagtail from Bulgaria.

3 April 2011 - Another uncommon highlight from Bulgaria (region of Stara Zagora) reported by Peter Shurulinkov - It looks like a male Black-headed Wagtail (M. f. feldegg) , but with black upperparts and broad white wing-bars similar to those of the Black-backed Citrine Wagtail (M. citreola calcarata). The flight feathers and wing coverts are black-brownish with broad white edges on the inner webs typical for the Black-backed Citrine Wagtail, which apparently indicate a hybrid M.flava feldegg X M.citreola calcarata. (see photo by Peter Shurulinkov).

Peter Shurulinkov

National Museum of Natural History