Pied Fantail

YC Wee
on 16th June 2019

Art Toh’s video clip of a Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) call was recorded on Singapore’s offshore island of Pulau Ubin on 8th June 2019 (below). An earlier post provides the […]

YC Wee
on 5th October 2018

Flush-pursuit foraging is defined as startling prey which is then chased down and eaten (Hill, 2010). The prey can be pursued and captured on the ground or in flight. This […]

YC Wee
on 26th August 2018

MeiLin Khoo’s two videos of the nesting Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) were documented at Gardens by the Bay in July 2018. An earlier video, see HERE, shows the adult eating […]

YC Wee
on 27th July 2018

The video clip below shows the adult Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) eats a faecal sac excreted from the chick in the nest. Now why did the adult do this? Faecal […]

YC Wee
on 17th December 2017

On the morning of 8th November 2017, Asher Ang was out photographing birds when he returned with a scoop. This is what he wrote on Facebook: “Last weekend a certain […]

YC Wee
on 17th April 2017

Maung Maung’s first video of the Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) shows the two chicks about to fledge. They spend most of their time exercising their wings vigorously in preparation (above, […]

YC Wee
on 14th February 2016

“This is one of two resident Pied Fantails (Rhipidura javanica longicauda) and one of our frequent joys every day. “Friendly birds that allow close observations and love to bathe in […]

YC Wee
on 23rd October 2015

“I have seen quite a few birds nesting in the past few weeks, having taken care not to allow any unnecessary disturbance, keeping my distance and limiting time at the […]

YC Wee
on 23rd May 2014

“Was out cycling with my wife when we spotted a feeding frenzy of birds on alate termites. This is not an uncommon occurrence and I have seen numerous episodes. [See […]

YC Wee
on 16th August 2013

“Less than 2 months after my first encounter with fledglings of the Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) LINK, I had a pleasant surprise. There was another nesting from the same parents […]


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