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Birds

Forest
Wagtail

Least Concern

Stable

Forest Wagtail

Dendronanthus indicus

This is a distinctive wagtail, the only one placed in the genus Dendronanthus (all other wagtails are placed in Motacilla). The forest wagtail is 18 cm in length, a slender bird with a long tail. The back and crown are olive brown, and the wings are black with two yellow wing bars and white tertial edges. There is a white supercilium, above a dark stripe through the eye. The underparts are white, apart from a black double breast band. The upper breast band is bib-like while the lower band is often broken. Sexes are similar. Young birds are more yellowish on the underside.

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Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    বন খঞ্জন
  • Gujarati:
    વનઘોડો
  • Kannada:
    ಅಡವಿ ಸಿಪಿಲೆ
  • Malayalam:
    കാട്ടു വാലുകുലുക്കി
  • Marathi:
    रान धोबी, रान परीट
  • Nepali:
    वन टिकटिके
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
MOTACILLIDAE
Dendronanthus indicus

Forest Wagtail

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