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White‑crowned Forktail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Enicurus immaculatus
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The White-crowned Forktail is a small, sleek, black and white bird with a long forked tail (length 28 cm, weight 55 g, wing 10.5 cm, bill 2.7 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 14 cm approximately). The adult is black banded with white above and white below except for its black throat and breast. It has a prominent white spot on its forehead and forecrown. It has white patches on its wingcoverts, a white rump and a long forked black and white tail. Its irises are dark brown, bill is black, and legs and feet are fleshy-white. It feeds mainly on insects and aquatic invertebrates. It breeds in the adjacent hills of India in April-June.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Tareq Uddin Ahmed(www.inaturalist.org/people/Tareq Uddin Ahmed),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Mike Nelsonmore information, please contact us.