Pied Fantail: Call and behaviour

posted in: Vocalisation | 13

“I would like to post a behaviour we have recently observed but with audio recordings rather than visual… “Pied Fantails (Rhipidura javanica longicaudata) have ‘owned’ our garden for many years and are one of the commonest birds we interact with … Continued

Tail fanning as a foraging strategy

posted in: Feeding strategy | 1

Myron Tay managed to photograph the Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) (above left) and Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) (above right), in both cases with their tail fanned. Myron wrote, “I have noticed that at least two birds, Asian Paradise-Flycatcher and Pied … Continued

Pied Fantail takes a dragonfly

posted in: Feeding-invertebrates | 2

Mark G. photographed this Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) catching a dragonfly in mid-August 2009. The bird was hopping around a clump of bamboos when suddenly it flew down 2 to 3 metres in front of Mark and caught the dragonfly … Continued

Pied Fantail nesting

posted in: Nesting | 1

“This nesting by the Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) was around the visitor centre, and over the waters of the lake. I think the birds must be quite used to people, and confident in its nest position, which was some way … Continued

Antics of the Pied Fantail

posted in: Miscellaneous | 0

Adrian Lim posted his account of the Pied Fantail on 23rd October 2008: “This Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) just kept dancing before me, exihibiting its tail like a peacock. Wasted so many shots as the chap just wouldn’t stop moving. … Continued

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