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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Close up views of an adult body swaying whilst stationery, lateral views. Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern)
Mark Andrews 19 May 2011 4 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 8 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 6 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 6 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
An individual and then a pair foraging along a shaded stream Locality Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 29 January 2014 1 year ago 26 sec 3.3
A short shot of a bird in deep forest soil Locality Krabi, Southern Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Juan Sanabria 31 July 2006 7 years ago 3 sec 2