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White Wagtail

Kingdom: Animalia    Phylum: Chordata   Class: Aves (Birds)    Order: Passeriformes    Family: Passeridae

White Wagtail
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba alboides) - photo © Rajiv Lather

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a local resident (Himalayas) and widespread winter visitor in India.

Size: 19 cm

Identification: Slender bill, black cap, nape, throat and upper breast. White forehead and side of face with a black eyeline. Gray back and white patch in wing. White underparts and black tail with white outer tail feathers. Dark legs. Female has pale throat. Juveniles have duller, browner plumage.


Anseriformes Apodiformes Bucerotiformes Caprimulgiformes Charadriiformes Ciconiiformes Columbiformes Coraciiformes Cuculiformes
 
Falconiformes Galliformes Gaviiformes Gruiformes Passeriformes Pelecaniformes Phoenicopteriformes Piciformes Podicipediformes
 
Procellariiformes Psittaciformes Pteroclidiformes  Strigiformes  Trogoniformes Turniciformes Upupiformes

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