- Motacilla maderaspatensis
21–24 cm (8-9½ in)
- Black glossy upperparts, head and breast
- White supercilium
- Large white wingbar
- White underparts
Female: less glossy than the male
Juvenile: brownish-grey where the adult is black
Open freshwater wetland habitats, especially with rocks and stones; it has adapted well to urban areas.
They build a cup-shaped nest in a hole in a wall or bank. The clutch consists of 3-5 eggs.
The diet includes insects, especially grasshoppers and dragonflies.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) White-browed Wagtail. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/White-browed_Wagtail
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