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White-browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola) - Wiki
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White-browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola) - Wiki

White-browed Fantail
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[Photo] White browed Fantail Flycatcher Rhipidura aureola. Photographed in my desert garden, district Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. Image author is AshLin.

The White-browed Fantail, Rhipidura aureola, is a small passerine bird. It was previously classified with the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae, but the paradise flycatchers, monarch flycatchers and Australasian fantails are now normally grouped with the drongos in the family Dicruridae, which has most of its members in Australasia and tropical southern Asia.

The White-browed Fantail breeds across tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Vietnam. This species is found in forest and other woodland. Three eggs are laid in a small cup nest in a tree.

The adult White-browed Fantail is about 18 cm long. It has dark brown upperparts, with white spots on the wings, and whitish underparts. The fan-shaped tail is edged in white, and the long white supercilia meet on the forehead. The throat and eyemask are blackish and border whitish moustachial stripes.

The White-browed Fantail is insectivorous, and often fans its tail as it moves through the undergrowth.
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