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White-crowned Forktail


White-crowned Forktail - Enicurus leschenaulti


White-crowned Forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti)


white-crowned forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti)


White crowned Forktail ( Meninting Besar / Enicurus leschenaulti ) Feeding behavior


White-crowned Forktail

The white-crowned forktail is a species of forktail in the family Muscicapidae. Scientifically described in 1818, it has six subspecies, each occupying a different geographic range. The largest of the forktails, Enicurus leschenaulti, is between 25 and 28 centimetres long. It has a black throat and breast, black mantle, and largely black wings. The rump and lower back are white, and the bird has a prominent white crown, from which it gets its name. As with other forktails, the tail is long, deeply forked, and banded in black and white. A variety of whistling and clicking calls have been described. Slight morphological differences have been observed between subspecies.
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  • Taxonomy 

  • Description 

  • Distribution and habitat 

  • Behavior and ecology