White Browed Wagtails

It was at Tirunelli Temple in Wayanad that we saw the White Browed Wagtail, strutting about on the temple roof. Waiting for the temple to open, I had plenty of time to click photos....





And then, on my recent visit to Jog Falls, we saw the bird again, this time, a pair....



I wondered if the brown one was the female..



but a bit of reading tells me that its a juvenile.



The bird is quite a common one, and is frequently seen near water bodies, and is known to nest on roof tops. Interestingly, the scientific name of the bird is 'Motacilla Maderaspatensis', derived from the city of Madras, now called Chennai!


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