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Birds

White-spotted
Fantail

Least Concern

Stable

White-spotted Fantail

Rhipidura albogularis

It is found in forest, scrub and cultivation in southern and central India. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the white-throated fantail.

The adult white-spotted fantail is about 19 cm long. It has a dark fan-shaped tail, edged in white, and white supercilium and throat. Birds are mainly slate grey above, with a black eye mask, and a white throat and eyebrow. It has whitish underparts, and a grey breast band that is spotted white.

The white-spotted fantail is insectivorous, and often fans its tail as it moves through the undergrowth.

Spot-breasted Fantail

Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    সাদা দাগযুক্ত লেজনাচানি
  • Gujarati:
    ટપકીલી નાચણ
  • Malayalam:
    ആട്ടക്കാരൻ പാറ്റപിടിയൻ
  • Marathi:
    ठिपकेवाला नाचरा, न्हावी (कोकण भाग)
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
RHIPIDURIDAE
Rhipidura albogularis

Quick Facts
  • It has a unique resting posture wherein the bird fans out its tail.
White-spotted Fantail

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