Chestnut-backed Forktail

The Chestnut-naped Forktail is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Chestnut-backed Forktail is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

much to my joy, a Chestnut-backed Forktail had taken to the stream between km 15-16 and we had long looks at this beautiful bird. No need to go far South for this bird any more. Other highlights were: A White-browed Piculet in bamboo stands undisturbedly pecking away while we were watching from only 3 meters away. Go down towards the Ton Tip waterfall from the carpark at the end of the road. After about 100 meters there are some bamboo where it likes to hang around. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Muscicapidae
Genus : Enicurus
Species : ruficapillus
Authority : Temminck, 1823