French: Rhipidure à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Fächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico gorjiblanco
Subspecies and Distribution
R. a. canescens
(Koelz, 1939) – foothills of Himalayas from NE Pakistan and Kashmir E to W Nepal.
R. a. albicollis
(Vieillot, 1818) – C Himalayas (Nepal and Sikkim), and from plains of Bangladesh S to E India (lower West Bengal); non-breeding in lowlands.
R. a. orissae
Ripley, 1955 – EC India (E Madhya Pradesh, S Bihar, Odisha).
R. a. stanleyi
E. C. S. Baker, 1916 – E Himalayas (E from Sikkim) E to NW & W Myanmar, S to E Bangladesh.
R. a. celsa
Riley, 1929 – Myanmar (except NW & W), S China (SE Xizang and S Sichuan S to Yunnan, Guangxi and Hainan), Thailand (except S) and N Indochina.
R. a. cinerascens
Delacour, 1927 – S Indochina (except Cochinchina).
R. a. atrata
Salvadori, 1879 – S peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
R. a. kinabalu
Chasen, 1941 – mountains of N Borneo.
R. a. sarawacensis
Chasen, 1941 – W Borneo (Poi Range).
17·5–20·5 cm; 9–13 g. Nominate race has short white supercilium; crown, face and upperparts, including wing, slaty grey; tail slaty, two central feather pairs... read more
Song a series of 4–8 thin high-pitched notes at irregular intervals, first ones may ascend or... read more
Occupies a variety of wooded habitats, including broadleaf evergreen forest (particularly at higher... read more
Food and feeding
Small flying insects. Forages in undergrowth, lower and middle storeys, occasionally into canopy. Hunts along outside of bushes, main... read more
Season Mar–Aug in Pakistan/India and Feb–May in SE Asia (nests with eggs Feb–Mar and juveniles May in Malay Peninsula);... read more
Lowland populations generally resident. Those breeding at higher elevations make post-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout its rather extensive range. Flexibility in habitat occupation doubtless of benefit to this species. Occurs in many national parks... read more
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