Little Forktail – Natural Bird Sound

Little Forktail – Natural Bird Sound

The little forktail is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.

Body length 12 cm. Iris black. Mouth black. Feet light pink.

Male and female are similar. The black and white contrast of the whole body is obvious. The forehead to the front, the middle of the back, the abdomen, the wing belt, the waist to the upper tail coverts, and the outer side of the tail feathers are all white, and the rest are black. The tail will swing open and close quickly, like scissors, hence the name small scissor tail.

Juveniles are brownish in color, with blackish brown forehead to forehead, and white throat.

Pamirs, Altai to Himalayas, North China to South China, western Myanmar, northwestern Vietnam, Taiwan.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. The little forktail is a bird of mountain streams, waterfalls and small shaded forest puddles; breeding between 1200-3700m.

Video Source: 小剪尾(小燕尾)/Little Forktail from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube CC BY

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