Lesser Forktail

The Sunda Forktail is 16 cm n length with a deeply forked tail. The male has a white breast, belly and rump, and black wings, and a dark grey back and head. There is a small white line between the eyes. The tail is black with white barring. The female is similar to the male but has a brown crown and nape. There are two subspecies described, the nominate race occurring on Java. The Sumatran subspecies, sumatranus, differs from the nominate in having more rufous brown on the female. The call of his species is a hard shrill chee or hie-tie-tie

The Lesser Forktail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

best place to catch up with Lesser Forktail; try the small stream on the far side of the football pitch - more often than not I scored there. The Gardens are also the best spot for Pygmy Tits and Yellow-throated Hanging Parrots and raptors are easier to see here. On one occassion I had an amazing Javan Hawk Eagle perched up here. Collared Scops Owl and Brown Wood Owl are possible at night. 2. More

Notes on this photo: Also known as Lesser Forktail, taken in Gunung Gede The photo was taken by: Tommy Pedersen , Indonesia reports Birdwatching trip reports from Indonesia Birdwatching trip reports from around the world Identification Notes: Submit Identification notes for this photo here Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands Buy from: Amazon.co.uk or Amazon. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Muscicapidae
Genus : Enicurus
Species : velatus
Authority : Temminck, 1822