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 7 videos
Close up views of an adult body swaying whilst stationery, lateral views. Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern)
Mark Andrews 19 May 2011 2 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 6 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 4 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 5 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 4 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 5 years ago 45 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 11 photos
Forest Wagtail at Bang poo,Samut Prakan
Locality Bang Poo, Central Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
p.supat 15 October 2011 2 years ago 4.6
Perched on branch
Locality Hong Kong
wilsondring 26 January 2014 6 weeks 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 33 weeks ago 3.9
taken at Chushan, Nantou County.
alder 17 December 2009 4 years ago 3.8
A bird rummaging in a rubbish heap
Locality Gudalur, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (Monotypic species)
vasanthan.p.j 23 March 2012 1 year ago 3.3
Forest Wagtail, on song perch, Beidaihe, Hebei, China
Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern)
Mark Andrews 10 May 2009 4 years ago 3.2