Species of Thailand

White-browed fantail

Rhipidura aureola, Rene Primevere Lesson, 1830

(In Thai: นกอีแพรดคิ้วขาว)

The white-browed fantail (Rhipidura aureola) is a small passerine bird belonging to the family Rhipiduridae.

Description

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.

Distribution and habitat

The white-browed fantail breeds across tropical regions of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The species ranges from eastern Pakistan to southern Indochina. It is found in forest and other woodland.

Behaviour and ecology

Three eggs are laid in a small cup nest in a tree. The white-browed fantail is insectivorous, and often fans its tail as it moves through the undergrowth.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Rhipiduridae
Genus
Rhipidura
Species
Rhipidura aureola

Common names

  • Thai: นกอีแพรดคิ้วขาว

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (ONEP)

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (BCST)

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White-browed fantail

Range Map

Distribution map of White-browed fantail, Rhipidura aureola in Thailand
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Thap Lan National Park
Range map of Rhipidura aureola in Thailand