The White Browed Wagtail ( English) ,Motacilla maderaspatensis( Scientific Name) is Endemic ( native) to the Indian Subcontinent.

The pictures that follow of the Male Wagtail having Breakfast  were taken at Lakshman Sagar near Ajmer, Rajasthan.

looking for prey
Looking out for its Prey

Mr Wagtail is identified by the Glossy Jet Black Tuxedo he adorns.

The White Browed Wagtail is the Largest of this Species of Wagtails and can be seen across the entire Sub Continent of India.

mouth ful
Quite a Mouthful

Quick to ensnare the Dragonfly, the Wagtail beats its prey against the Rocks before swallowing it whole.

The Featured Image captures the Wagtail immediately after it nips the Dragonfly  in flight.

all done
Only the tip of the wings remain of the Dragonfly

This fidgety species has a tail in perpetual motion giving it the name Wagtail.

Having had a Hearty Breakfast the Male Wagtail poses for a photograph clearly showing the White Brow above its eyes .

The scientific name of the species “maderaspatensis” is derived from the Southern Indian city of Madras ( now renamed Chennai) , now capital of the Indian State Tamil Nadu.

Can you spot my whiskers?

The White Brow Wagtail  loves Water Bodies and kept me Enchanted for hours as I photographed it through most of the morning.


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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

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