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Malaysian Pied Fantail
(Redirected from Rhipidura javanica longicauda)
18cm; dark plumage; long broad tail which it often fans out. Genders look alike.
Adult: Narrow black breast band contrasting with white throat and whitish belly. Upperparts dark/slaty grey; tail black tipped with white; eyebrow white.
Female: Rusty brown rump, upper tail coverts and wings; breast band smaller and blotched with white.
In flight: Rump appears white due to overlap of long flank feathers.
A common bird in gardens and lowland forests in central Thailand and in mangrove forests in the south.
Diet includes insects.
Breeding takes place February to July; the nest is built of plant fibres and spiders' webs in a conical shape. 2 yellow-white eggs are laid.
They have a habit of fanning out their long tails.
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