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12â€“14 cm (4Â¾-5Â½) The smallest forktail with a fairly short tail
Asia: found in Russia, Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China, Tibet, Nepal
There are 2 subspecies
Rocky mountain streams in forested areas, especially waterfalls.
Diet consists of aquatic insects and crustaceans including beetles and ants.
The cup-shaped nest is made of moss, leaves and grass, usually found in a rock crevice or on a ledge, which is very often behind a waterfall. The clutch consists of 3-5 eggs.
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