(Last Updated on : 28/01/2017)
The Indian Subcontinent provides suitable habitats to various species of birds
for residing and reproducing. Fantails are no exception in this regard. White-Spotted Fantail and White-Throated Fantail are the two fantails which have been recorded in India. They belong to the kingdom, Animalia
; phylum, Chordata
; class, Aves
; order, Passeriformes
; family, Rhipiduridae
; and genus, Rhipidura
. These fantails are described below.
is found in forest
, scrub, etc in southern and central India. This bird has slate grey upper body and whitish under parts. The bird has a black eye mask. The throat, supercilium and eyebrow of the fantail are white in color. As the name of the bird suggests, it has white spots on the grey-colored breast band. The tail of the bird is dark fan-shaped, which has white-colored edges. The bird fans its tail as it moves through the undergrowth. The adult White-Spotted Fantail has a length of about 19 cm and is an insectivorous.
is also found in forest, scrub, etc in India and is called Nasoni Sorai in Assam
ese. As the name of the bird suggests, it has a white colored throat. Its supercilium is also white in appearance. Its tail is dark fan-shaped, which has white-colored edges. The bird fans its tail as it moves through the undergrowth. The races of this bird do not differ much in plumage. The adult White-Throated Fantail is about 19 cm long and is an insectivorous.
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