Forest Wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus) - HBW 9, p. 777
French: Bergeronnette de forêt
Spanish: Lavandera Forestal
Other common names: Tree Wagtail
Taxonomy: Motacilla indica J. F. Gmelin, 1789, India.
Relationships uncertain; sometimes placed in genus Motacilla. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds from Russian Far East (S Ussuriland) S to SE China (S to SW Sichuan, N Guizhou and N Fujian) and S Japan (SW Honshu, NW Kyushu); also sporadically in NE India (Cachar Hills, in Assam). Winters in S & SE Asia.
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VideosSee all 8 videos
Close up views of an adult body swaying whilst stationery, lateral views. Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern)
Mark Andrews 19 May 2011 3 years ago 1 min 8 sec 4.6
Basic adult dispatching insect and waging tail Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Greg R Homel 2005 7 years ago 16 sec 4.6
Forest Wagtail, on song perch displaying typical body sway for this species. Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern)
Mark Andrews 10 May 2009 5 years ago 38 sec 4.2
A bird walking on the grass and flying up to a tree. Locality Happy Island, Hebei, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 8 May 2008 6 years ago 12 sec 4
A bird foraging at the edge of a road. Locality Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 August 2006 5 years ago 1 min 5 sec 3.5
A bird on a trail walking and chasing prey. Locality Khao Nor Chuchi, Southern Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 7 April 2008 6 years ago 45 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 13 photos
Forest Wagtail at Bang poo,Samut Prakan
Locality Bang Poo, Central Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
p.supat 15 October 2011 3 years ago 4.6
Perched on branch
Locality Hong Kong
wilsondring 26 January 2014 1 year ago 4.5
An adult bird foraging at the edge near the forest pool.
Locality Cat Tien National Park, Cochinchina, Vietnam
Igor Palko 19 January 2013 1 year ago 4.2
taken at Chushan, Nantou County.
alder 17 December 2009 5 years ago 3.8
Forest Wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus)
Locality Raden Soerjo Gran Forest Park, East Java Province, Java (Indonesia)
Rusman Budi Prasetyo 7 December 2014 10 weeks ago 3.3
A bird rummaging in a rubbish heap
Locality Gudalur, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (Monotypic species)
vasanthan.p.j 23 March 2012 2 years ago 3.3