Species of Thailand
Thai: นกอีแพรดคอขาว, nok e-phaed kho khaaw
Binomial name: Rhipidura albicollis, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, 1818
The white-throated fantail (Rhipidura albicollis) is a small passerine bird. It is found in forest, scrub and cultivation across tropical southern Asia from the Himalayas, India and Bangladesh east to Indonesia. The white-spotted fantail, (R. albogularis) until recently was considered a subspecies.
The adult white-throated fantail is about 19 cm long. It has a dark fan-shaped tail, edged in white, and white supercilium and throat. There is otherwise much variation in plumage between races. Most resemble the Himalayan R. a. canescans which is mainly slate grey above and below, with a black eye mask, and a white throat and eyebrow.
Local names for the bird in India include – Nasoni sorai in Assamese.
The white-throated fantail lays three eggs in a small cup nest in a tree.
The white-throated fantail is insectivorous, and often fans its tail as it moves through the undergrowth.
Birds use the same song year after year, with progressively small changes, with the result that the song sounds very different after 4–5 years. The male's call is a valuable tool in detection and identification of the bird, which can often be confused with the white-browed fantail, R. aureola, where their ranges overlap. R. aureola has light underparts and prominent spots in two rows on the wings. Its call is rather functional, and not as pleasant and aesthetic as that of R. albicollis.
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- Rhipidura albicollis
- Thai: นกอีแพรดคอขาว, nok e-phaed kho khaaw
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi
- Bang Lamung District, Chonburi
- Bang Phra Non-hunting Area
- Chae Son National Park
- Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
- Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Doi Lang
- Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
- Doi Phu Kha National Park
- Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Huai Nam Dang National Park
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Khao Luang National Park
- Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
- Khun Chae National Park
- Khun Nan National Park
- Khung Kraben Non-hunting Area
- Kui Buri National Park
- Laem Pak Bia
- Mae Moei National Park
- Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
- Mae Wong National Park
- Mu Ko Chang National Park
- Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
- Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
- Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
- Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai
- Nam Nao National Park
- Ngao Waterfall National Park
- Nong Bong Khai Non-hunting Area
- Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi
- Pak Thale
- Pha Daeng National Park
- Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
- Phu Kradueng National Park
- Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phu Soi Dao National Park
- Phu Suan Sai National Park
- Samae San Island
- Taksin Maharat National Park
- Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
- Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
- Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Rhipidura albicollis in Thailand
Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.
Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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