Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

White‑throated Fantail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Rhipidura albicollis
Family : Rhipiduridae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The white-throated fantail is a bird species that measures about 19 cm (7.5 in) in length, characterized by a dark fan-shaped tail with white edges, as well as a white supercilium and throat. There are various plumage variations between different races. It has a slate grey color on its upper and lower body, a black eye mask, and a white throat and eyebrow. This bird species lays three eggs in a small cup nest located in a tree and primarily feeds on insects while fanning its tail as it moves through the undergrowth.

The eggs of the white-throated fantail are white and measure approximately 2 cm (0.79 in) in length. They feature a band of brown spots around the middle, closer towards the base of the egg.

White-throated fantails use the same song every year with minor modifications, resulting in a song that sounds distinct after 4-5 years.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Seam Ferdous Emon,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.