White-browed Wagtail

The White-browed Wagtail or Large Pied Wagtail is a small-sized passerine bird and is the largest member of the wagtail family. It is a resident breeder in India and is widespread over the Indian subcontinent. It is found south of the Himalayas, east of the Indus system and to the west of Bangladesh. Though it is rarely found over high altitudes, reports of rare sightings have been recorded from Ladakh. It is one of the few Wagtails that has adapted well to urban habitats and can be found around residential buildings, farms, etc. The White-browed Wagtail can be easily identified by its size, the white brow on the head and its characteristic long, constantly wagging, tail. Maybe this is why it gets its Gujarati name.

Gujarati Name


Scientific Name

Motacilla maderaspatensis

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Least Concern

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