The genus Limonidromus contains one species of Wagtail somewhat resembling the Pied "Wagtails in colour, but the whole upper plumage is suffused with green. The structure of the tail in this genus is peculiar, inasmuch as the middle pair of feathers is very markedly shorter than the others and of a different colour. The sexes are quite alike.
The Forest-Wagtail is found in well-wooded parts of the country and frequently runs about under the shade of trees. On being disturbed it has the habit of perching on a branch. It wags its tail incessantly and does not differ from the other Wagtails in its general habits.