White-browed Wagtail

The White-browed Wagtail or Large Pied Wagtail is a medium-sized bird and is the largest member of the wagtail family. They are conspicuously patterned with black above and white below, a prominent white brow, shoulder stripe and outer tail feathers. They are common in small water bodies and have adapted to urban environments where they often nest on roof tops. The specific name is derived from the Indian city of Madras .

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The White-browed Wagtail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The White-browed Wagtail is the largest species of wagtail at 21 cm length. It is a slender bird, with the characteristic long, constantly wagging tail of its genus. It has black upperparts, head and breast, with a white supercilium and large white wingbar. Unlike White Wagtails it never has white on the forehead. The rest of the underparts are white. The female has the black less intense than in the male. Juveniles are like the females brown-grey where the adult is black. More

The White-Browed Wagtail is the largest species of wagtail and is endemic to the Indian subcontinent. Given the fact that they are well adapted to the urban habitats, it is not uncommon to see them around man-made water bodies like overhead tanks and ponds. On our trip to the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Thattekad, Kerala, we got an opportunity to witness and photograph an interesting behaviour of this bird while it was bathing in a pool of water. More

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White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis copyight Otto Pfister White Wagtail Motacilla alba (personata ) copyight Otto Pfister White Wagtail Motacilla alba (dukhunensis ) copyight Otto Pfister Three races of Citrine Wagtail, M. citreola, occur in India and two are illustrated here. The nominate race citreola has a grey back and a broad black collar. It breeds in central and northern Asia wintering throughout most of India. More

White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis) is a widespread resident in India. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Motacillidae
Genus : Motacilla
Species : madaraspatensis
Authority : Gmelin, 1789