Malaysian Pied Fantail

Scientific Name: Rhipidura javanica

Malay Name: Murai-Gila Biasa

Chinese Name: 斑扇尾鹟

Range: Breeding Range: (OR) Southeast Asia, Sumatra

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: longicauda, javanica.

Local Subspecies: longicauda

Size: 17.5-19.5 cm

Identification: 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.


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