French: Rhipidure à poitrine tachetée German: Indienfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico pechipinto
Other common names:
Musicapa (Muscylva) albogularis
#R, Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India
Subspecies and Distribution
R. a. albogularis
(Lesson, 1832) – peninsular India (S from S Rajasthan and Gangetic Plain).
R. a. vernayi
(Whistler, 1931) – E India (S Odisha, NE Andhra Pradesh).
14·5–17 cm. 10–13 g. Nominate race has upperparts slaty brown, supercilum white; wings slaty grey; tail slaty, two central pairs of rectrices unmarked, remaining... read more
Song, series of short notes, starting softly, followed by several high-pitched tinkly notes that... read more
Variety of wooded habitats, including secondary forest and parks, gardens; generally prefers... read more
Food and feeding
Small flying insects. Forages in undergrowth, lower and middle storeys, occasionally into canopy. Insects captured in air by flycatching.... read more
Season Mar–Jul, occasionally to Sept; may have two broods. Nest built by both sexes, a small neat cup of moss, grass, shreds of... read more
Resident or with limited local movements.
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Common throughout its fairly wide range. Occurs in numerous national parks and other protected areas throughout its range. No evidence to suggest that species... read more
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