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Yellow-bellied fairy-flycatcher

Binomial name: Chelidorhynx hypoxantha, Edward Blyth, 1843

The yellow-bellied fantail (Chelidorhynx hypoxantha), also known as the yellow-bellied fairy-fantail, is found in the Indian subcontinent. It is about 8 cm in size. It is yellow below and has a black eye-stripe, white wing-bar and broad black tail tipped white.

It used to be placed in the family of the fantails (Rhipiduridae), but DNA analysis has shown it to be a close relative of the fairy flycatcher and it has therefore been transferred to the Stenostiridae (IOC World Bird List), in the revalidated monotypic genus Chelidorhynx.

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Scientific classification

Chelidorhynx hypoxantha

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Yellow-bellied fantail

Yellow-bellied fantail

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Distribution map of Yellow-bellied fairy-flycatcher, Chelidorhynx hypoxantha in Thailand

Range map of Chelidorhynx hypoxantha in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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