Pipits and Wagtails (Motacillidae)

Forest Wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus) - HBW 9, p. 777

French: Bergeronnette de forêt German: Baumstelze 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.