The white-crowned forktail is a species of forktail in the family Muscicapidae. Formally described in 1818, it has five subspecies, each occupying a different geographic range.
Feature: Body length 25~28 cm. Iris brown. The mouth is black. The flesh of the feet is white. Males and females are similar, with black and white all over their bodies. The forehead and the front of the head are white, and the back of the head, occiput, face, neck, back, chin, throat and chest are black.
The lower back, waist and abdomen are white, the wings are black, with long white wing spots, the tail is long, black, and the feather tips are white. Because the tail feathers are deeply forked and vary in length, the central tail feathers are the shortest and become longer outwards, so the tail It is black and white.
Distributed: Northeast India, Bangladesh, South China, Southeast Asia, and the Greater Sunda Islands.