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White-throated Fantail

Rhipidura albicollis

Description:

Small dark bird with a long, black and bordered in white, tail - the tail is a spectacular sight when spread, but I still haven't manage that one. The bird grows some 20cm in length, and it's mainly dark grey to black, with prominent white superciliums and throat. The back and wing covers are rusty brown. There are also a lot of differences in colouring between races (10 recognised subspecies; with one subspecies that was recently separated into the full species: R. albogularis or a white-spotted fantail, an Indian endemic species)

Habitat:

Common bird in forests and scrubs across tropical southern Asia. Here in backyard of our office in a totally urban (and very densely populated) area of Cox's bazar in Bangladesh.

Notes:

For me another lifer from Bangladesh and today, my first clear shots of this bird - I've been observing the two of them for the last two weeks, they've probably been nesting somewhere in the backyard of our office, but I couldn't manage a clear shot until today... They are really fast moving and never-resting birds when in the open, outside of cover of leaves...

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Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

চট্টগ্রাম বিভাগ, Bangladesh

Lat: 21.44, Long: 92.00

Spotted on Mar 6, 2019
Submitted on Mar 6, 2019

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