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