- Cape Wagtail
- Latin Name
- Motacilla capensis
- 18 cm
- Usually near fresh water or coastal lagoons but has also adapted to city parks and gardens.
- Bird Call
- A clear, ringing 'tseee-chee-chee' call and a whistled, trilling song.
- Eggs 2 - 4, usually 3, up to 5 and 7 have been recorded; dull yellowish more or less indistinctly finely speckled with brownish. Incubation by both sexes 13 - 14 days.
- Immature Description
- Young has the head brown like the back, underparts brownish and the wing-coverts tipped white.
- Adult Description
- This common bird is unmistakable with its grey-brown upperparts, dark band across chest and white outer tail-feathers. No white on secondaries.
- Common resident.
- From Kenya and the eastern Congo southwards to the Cape.