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Pied Wagtail
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Latin Name:

Motacilla alba yarrellii

Irish Name:

Glasóg shráide

Similar Species :

Grey Wagtail

Breeding :

Breeds in a wide variety of habitats, inclubing urban areas but largely absent from bogs and upland areas.

Where to See:

Common throughout Ireland.

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Pheasant
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Latin Name:

Phasianus colchicus

Irish Name:

Piasún

Similar Species :

None in Ireland

Breeding :

Nests on the ground. An introduced species from Asia, first introduced in the 16th century. Two races have been introduced to Ireland, but the race from China with its white neck ring has dominated. A game bird, it is raised in large numbers and released

Where to See:

Not a difficult species to see. Often seen in fields along roads.

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