Forest Wagtail foraging

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Jeremiah Loei‘s video clips on the Forest Wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus) foraging was documented at Singapore’s Bidadari Park in September 2013. In the above clip the wagtail moves among the ground vegetation making its characteristic tail-wagging, looking for insects. The clip below shows the wagtail wagging its tail while on a large horizontal branch of a Borneo Mahogany or penaga laut tree (Calophyllum inophyllum).

This bird is an uncommon winter visitor and passage migrant, appearing from August to April each year.

Jeremiah Loei
September 2013

  1. Thong Chow Ngian

    Hi Jeremiah,
    Good video capture of the Forest wagtail. It was interesting to see that the bird was wagging its tail side-ways rather than bobbing up and down like the common wagtail.

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