Saturday, June 22, 2013

White-browed Wagtail at Hebbal Lake, Bangalore

Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore is favourite spot for various colourful birds. On one of my visits to the place, I saw a new bird, White-browed Wagtail.



It is a medium-sized bird. Their body color pattern is back above and white below, along with a prominent white brow, shoulder stripe and outer tail feathers. It is a slender bird, with the long wagging tail. At 21 cms it is the largest in species of wagtail. 



It is a resident breeder in India and is endemic to the Indian subcontinent. They are seen in pairs or small groups near open water.

27 comments:

Team G Square said...

Wonderful bird .

Jeevan said...

Lovely shot! I have seen this bird near a backwater lake here.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty bird, love the markings! Great sighting and thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

handsome markings!

RNSANE said...

Pretty bird -

My post is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.in/2013/06/camera-critters-272-kites-milvus.html

So many crows and kites around here.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful little bird. A little different markings from our wagtail.

Carver said...

That's a cute looking bird.

Indrani said...

They do act pricy, not willing to come much closer. Great shots.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful find.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful clicks

Magia da Inês said...

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Belos clicks.
Bom fim de semana!
°º✿♫ Beijinhos.
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R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots!

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NatureFootstep said...

you have a lovely wagtail. :)

beyondwandering.com said...

Interesting looking bird!

HansHB said...

Nice photos!

Karen said...

Great markings! A bird I couldn't see here!

Gary said...

They are handsome birds. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos of an interesting bird.

Neil said...

Beautiful bird.

Gordon said...

A good find, well done.
All the best Gordon.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful :)

Kalpanaa Misra said...

Love this bird. So lively :)

Nima Das said...

I have seen this bird in nagpur,but didnt know its name. Thankyou for lovely capture

Kokila Gupta said...

Nice click!

Chaitali Patel said...

Lovely! I see a lot of Magpie Robins in my building… sometimes I wonder if I am confusing them with the white-brow wagtail cause they are quite similar in appearance.

Kiran Acharya said...

Beautiful shots.