White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
To mark, World Rangers' Day.
Length: 16 – 19cm
Status: Fairly common winter visitor.
Altitude range: 110 – 345m.
Habitat: Rivers, streams, damp fields, vicinity of water and short grassland.
Food: It depends mainly upon varieties of insects, fish, frogs, etc.
Description: The white wagtail is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family, motacillidae. It has extremely variable head pattern and mantle color indicating its racial identification of breeding males. This species breeds in much of Europe, Asia and parts of north Africa. In Bhutan, it is found in all the places especially in southern and central areas.