Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Yellow Wagtail, Camargue, France, May 2000 - click for larger image France and Morocco

There are at least 10 subspecies in the Western Palearctic region and I believe the first photo to be the Motacilla flava iberiae subspecies with its narrow white supercilium and its white throat. The Camargue is a bit too far east for this to be certain and it may be an intergrade between M. f. iberiae and M. f. flava.

Yellow Wagtail, Lac de Madine, Lorraine, France, May 2002 - click for larger image Photos 2 to 4 are the nominate M. f. flava taken in Lorraine, France.

Ot is distributed across most of the northern hemisphere apart from North America east of Alaska and most populations migrate south in the winter to sub-Saharan Africa, India, south-east Asia and Australia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

Yellow Wagtail, Lac de Madine, Lorraine, France, May 2002 - click for larger image Photos 5 and 6 from Morocco show a male M. f. iberiae while photo 7 shows a female.
Yellow Wagtail, Lac de Madine, Lorraine, France, May 2002 - click for larger image
Yellow Wagtail, Oued Massa, Morocco, May 2014 - click for larger image
Yellow Wagtail, Oued Massa, Morocco, May 2014 - click for larger image
Yellow Wagtail, Merzouga, Morocco, May 2014 - click for larger image
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