French: Rhipidure à grands sourcils German: Weißstirn-Fächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico cejiblanco
#R, Bengal, India.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
R. a. aureola
Lesson, 1831 – E Pakistan (R Indus) E along Himalayan foothills to S Nepal, S to C India (S to SW & C Maharashtra and Odisha).
R. a. compressirostris
(Blyth, 1849) – S peninsular India and Sri Lanka.
R. a. burmanica
(A. O. Hume, 1880) – Myanmar and extreme S China (W Yunnan) S to W & S Thailand, C & S Laos, Cambodia and SC Vietnam.
17–18·5 cm; 10–12 g. Nominate has forehead and broad supercilium white, crown and ear-coverts black; upperparts, including wing, dark grey-brown, greater... read more
Song a series of 6–7 well-spaced, low-pitched, melodious whistles, usually 4 ascending and 2... read more
Variety of native and introduced woodland in drier, more open habitats, including dry dipterocarp... read more
Food and feeding
Eats small flying insects, mainly flies (Diptera) and bugs (Hemiptera). Frequents lower bushes and undergrowth, rarely descending to ground... read more
Season Feb–Aug (mainly Mar–Jun) in India, Jan–Jul (mainly Apr–May) in Sri Lanka, and Feb–Aug in SE Asia;... read more
Resident; some post-breeding movement locally from higher elevations to lowlands.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common through most of Indian Subcontinent; uncommon to fairly common in SE Asia. Alleged occurrence in Bangladesh and NE India (Assam) considered... read more
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