White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis) - HBW 9, p. 778
French: Bergeronnette indienne
Spanish: Lavandera India
Other common names: Large Pied Wagtail
Taxonomy: Motacilla maderaspatensis J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.
Formerly regarded as a race of M. alba. Thought to form a superspecies with that and with M. grandis, M. samveasnae and M. aguimp, although recent analyses of mitochondrial DNA suggest that last species possibly more distantly related to this group. Birds from Punjab region, described as race kangrae, generally considered indistinguishable from other populations. Monotypic.
Distribution: N Pakistan E in Himalayan foothills to Bangladesh, probably to Arunachal Pradesh, and S through most of peninsular India.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 27 videos
An individual foraging on branches. Locality Bund Baretha Wildlife Sanctuary, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 July 2014 7 weeks ago 1 min 9 sec 4.7
A bird looking for food on a river edge and finally flying away. Locality Chambal Safari Boating Platform, Chambal River, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 February 2011 3 years ago 20 sec 4.5
A bird foraging on the edge of the river. Locality Chambal Safari Boating Platform, Chambal River, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 February 2011 3 years ago 23 sec 4.5
A bird resting on a branch, calling. Locality Bund Baretha Wildlife Sanctuary, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 July 2014 7 weeks ago 20 sec 4.3
A bird on a wire, preening and fluffing off the plumage. Locality Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2009 5 years ago 39 sec 4.3
Two birds on a rock in a river. Locality Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Mandya District, Karnataka, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2009 4 years ago 28 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 39 photos
Running on rocks
Locality Orchha, Tikamgarh District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Marco Valentini 20 March 2014 47 weeks ago 4.5
Whitebrowed Wagtail was seen at sat-tal sitting on a river rock besides a flowing river stream
Locality Sat Tal, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
shekharb 20 February 2014 1 year ago 4.5
in the bed of a rivulet .
Locality Yavatmal, Yavatmal District, Maharashtra, India
Jayant Atrey 10 March 2013 2 years ago 4.2
Standing on a wall beside the road in early morning light.
Locality Dandeli, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka, India
David Lingard 24 November 2011 3 years ago 4.2
This little bird used to come my balcony to get some food.
Locality Bangalore, Karnataka, India
SagarPatel 8 July 2012 2 years ago 4.1
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (Monotypic species)
vasanthan.p.j 23 December 2013 1 year ago 4