White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis

(aka White-spotted Fantail Rhipidura albogularis)
White-throated Fantail, Dochu La, Thimphu, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

Bhutan

The White-throated Fantail is distributed in the foothills of the Himalayas from north-east Pakistan to southern China and southwards into eastern India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina, Malaysia and Indonesia.

White-throated Fantail, Dochu La, Thimphu, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image It is found in a wide variety of woodland and forest habitats where it feeds on insects caught either in the air or on the ground.

It has a short white supercilium and a white line along the throat. Otherwise it is normally sooty-grey. Its long tail, frequently held in a fan, has white tips.
White-throated Fantail, Shemgang, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image Subspecies vary in colouration. The bird in photo 3 had quite a brown mantle and back compared to the bird in photos 1 and 2 and may be a different subspecies.

It is considered by many authorities to be conspecific with White-spotted Fantail R. albogularis.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase.
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