White Browed Wagtail - Motacilla maderaspatensis

White-browed Wagtail

Here I am sharing some pictures of the White-browed Wagtail taken from different regions. It resembles Oriental Magpie Robin, but the latter belongs to Flycatcher family (Muscicapidae) and is more common here.

White-browed Wagtail - Motacilla maderaspatensis

White-browed Wagtail photo from Pampadumshola National Park, near Munnar, Kerala.

Exif: f/6.3, 1/1250s, ISO 800, Nikon D7100, Sigma 150-500mm

White-browed Wagtail near Sholayar

Photo from Sholayar, Kerala. The bird was perched on an electric line

Exif: f/6.3, 1/125s, ISO 100, 500mm, Nikon D7100, Sigma 150-500mm

This bird can be easily identified with its eye-brow like white coloring above the eyes; is also bigger when compared to other wagtails. It is a common bird here; not a migratory species. It is often seen walking in the ground, in search of insects, even around human inhabited areas.

Species: Motacilla maderaspatensis

Family: Motacillae

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