Malaysian Pied Fantail

Scientific Name: Rhipidura javanica
Malay Name: Murai-Gila Biasa
Chinese Name: 斑扇尾鹟

Breeding Range: (OR) Southeast Asia, Sumatra

Polytypic. Subspecies are: longicauda, javanica.

Local Subspecies: longicauda

Size: 17.5-19.5 cm

Small bird with dark upperparts and face, white supercilium and throat, cream-coloured belly.

Habitat: Widespread, in places such as gardens, forests, scrubland, mangroves.

Behaviour/Ecology: In pairs or mixed flocks, often found in understorey foraging for insects

Local Status: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Widespread.

Featured articles:

BirdLife International. (2016). Rhipidura javanica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023