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The Forest Wagtail (Scientific name: Dendronanthus indicus)is a distinctive wagtail the only one placed in the genus Dendronanthus (all other wagtails are placed in Motacilla…Apart from its unusual plumage pattern and habitat, the forest wagtail differs from its Motacilla relatives in its strange habit of swaying its tail from side to side, not wagging it up and down like other wagtails. 6 more words

Kerala

In black and white

The White-browed Wagtail or Large Pied Wagtail is a medium-sized bird and is the largest member of the wagtail family. Clicked near Thriparuppu Waterfalls in Aug/2016.

Travels

This way and that

White Wagtails (Scientific name: Motacilla alba) are monogamous and defend breeding territories. The breeding season for most is from April to August, with the season starting later further north. 29 more words

Travels

Window with a view (1)

As I was sitting here on the bench yesterday (eventually) doing as I was told, the view through the window was that of four and a half boats, a pontoon pole, three spindly trees, and the roof tops of the block of retirement flats that flank the dog walk on the other side of the access road. 146 more words

Life Afloat

Wacky wagtails

Israel in spring is a great place to study Yellow Wagtail subspecies. There is a good mix of western and eastern forms, and the males are obviously very good looking in spring. 696 more words

Israel

White Wagtail

A White Wagtail (Scientific name: Motacilla alba) I saw at the Qurum park. The White Wagtail is an insectivorous bird of open country, often near habitation and water. 47 more words

Travels

The sprint

The Forest Wagtail (Scientific name: Dendronanthus indicus) is back and put up quite a tail-wagging show on the guava tree. Then it decided to alight on the ground and dash across. 9 more words

Kerala