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The Forest Wagtail or Dendronanthus indicus is medium-sized passerine bird with a distinct difference of wagging its tail. Other Wagtails are wagging up and down, this one wags sideways. Found in forests and breeding in temperate parts of east Asia and wintering across tropical Asia from India to Indonesia, but also in Thailand.

Our fascination to this bird is not about that it is multi-coloured, in fact it is simple; only the Grey Wagtail, that has a lot of lovely yellow is so attractive, this has nothing except its wagging makes me and my wife laugh. Well, all the Wagtails make us laugh, so this one’s asset is only the sideways wagging, that is funny for us, the non-stop wagging must have something to do in make the living food items to reveal themselves and make them come out to be eaten. Surely, it’s not all about the balance, must be the feeding habit or so.

Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand
August 25, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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