Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Hindi name: Saleti khanjan

Grey Wagtail is widely distributed species. This species is always associated with running water when breeding.

How does the bird appear…

It has salty-grey upper plumage with lemon under parts. It shows white supercillium with broken eye-ring. Tail is black with white edges. Bill is black and legs are dark brown. The breeding male has a black throat that is edged by whitish moustachial stripes.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found near fast flowing mountain streams, at rivers, canals and at forested areas.


It feeds on various aquatic invertebrates.

Breeding & Nesting

Its breeding season is between April to July. It nests near fast flowing streams or near river on embarkment between roots and stones. Incubation period is of 15 days.



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