(Last Updated on : 30-11-2015)
White-Spotted Fantail or Spot-Breasted Fantail is an Indian Bird
that bears a scientific name Rhipidura albogularis
concentrated in the fields and the rural areas of Madhya Pradesh
. White-Spotted Fantail is a bird considered as the small bird of Indian bird family.
Concentration of White-Spotted Fantail
White-Spotted Fantail is a small passerine bird. White-Spotted Fantail is found in forest, scrub and cultivation in southern and central India. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the White-Throated Fantail.
Structure of White-Spotted 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. White-Spotted Fantail is 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.
Eggs of White-Spotted Fantail
White-Spotted Fantail lays three eggs in a small cup nest in a tree.
Feeding of White-Spotted Fantail
White-Spotted Fantail is insectivorous and often fans its tail as it moves through the undergrowth.
Sounds of White-Spotted Fantail
White-Spotted Fantail is not normally renowned as a songster, the male uses a fixed and unmistakable pattern of musical notes in its call. The notes are loud and normally divided into two stanzas - the first with 5-6 trilling notes rising and falling, followed by 4-5 notes rising up the scale and ending in the highest note.
Behaviour of White-Spotted Fantail
White-Spotted Fantail uses the same song year after year, with progressively small changes, with the result that the song sounds very different after 4-5 years. The call of male White-Spotted Fantail is a valuable tool in detection and identification of the bird.