Species Details

@Игорь Двуреков

White‑browed Wagtail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Motacilla tschutschensis
Family : Motacillidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The White-browed Wagtail is a sleek, black and white passerine with a long tail and very prominent white supercilium (length 21 cm, weight 31 g, wing 9.5 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 2.7 cm, tail 9.8 cm approximately). The male is nearly all black from above except for a broad white band on the wings and white fringes to the flight feathers and edge of the tail. It has a long white supercilium starting from the base of the bill. Its throat and breast are black, and the rest of its underparts are white. It feeds on locusts, beetles, dragonflies, snails and seeds. While foraging it wags its tail up and down. It breeds in March-May and sings in January-October.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Игорь Двуреков(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Игорь Двуреков),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Philippe J. DUBOIS(www.xeno-canto.org/Philippe J. DUBOIS), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.