French: Rhipidure pie German: Malaienfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico pío de la Sonda
Other common names:
Malaysian Pied Fantail
Subspecies and Distribution
R. j. longicauda
Wallace, 1865 – S Myanmar and Thailand (except NW) E to Cambodia and S Vietnam, S to Peninsular Malaysia, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra (including Bangka and Belitung) and Borneo (including N islands and Maratua Group).
R. j. javanica
(Sparrman, 1788) – Java, Bali and Lombok.
17·5–19·5 cm; 11·7–19 g. Nominate race has thin white supercilium, sooty-grey to black crown, face and upperparts; remiges and median and... read more
Song a high-pitched squeaky “chee-chee-wee-weet” or “chew-weet chew-weet chew-... read more
Variety of wooded habitats, including lowland woodland, bamboo thickets, scrub, mangrove, swamp-... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, with items brought to nestlings including caterpillars, flies and moths. Very active; constantly in motion when searching for prey... read more
Season Jan–Aug across range, varying locally, late Jan–Jun in Peninsular Malaysia, Feb–Aug in Thailand, year-round on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to very common across its relatively extensive range. Occurs in a number of protected areas. No serious threats currently... read more
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