Jeff Wendorff's photography portfolio of Pipits, Longclaws, and Wagtails in the family, Motacillidae.
Pipits, Longclaws, Wagtails Wiki
The wagtails, longclaws, and pipits are a family, Motacillidae, of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. There are around 65 species in 6 genera.

Most motacillids are ground-feeding insectivores preferring slightly open country. They occupy almost all available habitats, from the shore to high mountains. Wagtails prefer wetter habitats to the pipits. A few species use forests, including the forest wagtail, and other species use forested mountain streams, such as the gray wagtail or the mountain wagtail.

Motacillids take a broad range of invertebrate prey, especially insects are the most commonly taken, but also including spiders, worms, and small aquatic mollusks and arthropods. All species seem to be fairly catholic in their diet, and the most commonly taken prey for any particular species or population usually reflects local availability.

Pipits, Longclaws and Wagtails Photographed
African Pied Wagtail, Motacilla aguimp
African Pipit, Anthus cinnamomeus
American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
Cape Longclaw, Macronyx capensis
Yellow-throated Longclaw, Macronyx croceus


Collective Noun Wagtails
A group of wagtails has been called a Volery. Volery is a fancy word for a flock, so that's a dumb collective noun. I've given wagtails the collective noun a gossip.

Collective Noun Pipits
I could not find a collective noun for pipits and have proclaimed a group of pipits to be a seed. Very obscure reference to the word pip which means a seed. I was also thinking a Skyloft (Zelda), but that was too obscure even for me!

Collective Noun Longclaws
There isn't any collective noun love for the longclaws, and so, I am calling a group of longclaws a clipping!

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Yellow-throated Longclaw in TanzaniaCape Longclaw in Suikerbosrand Nature ReserveAfrican Pied WagtailAfrican Pied Wagtail with preyAfrican Pied Wagtail perched on a dhowAmerican PipitAfrican Pipit in Tanzania