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ⓘ Forktail




Forktail
                                     

ⓘ Forktail

The forktails are small insectivorous birds in the genus Enicurus. They were formerly in the thrush family, Turdidae, but are more often now treated as part of the Old World flycatcher family, Muscicapidae. Their name derives from their long forked tail.

These are southeast Asian forest species principally associated with mountain forests and streams. Most nest in rock crevices, laying 2–4 eggs.

                                     

1. Species

The genus contains the following seven species:

  • Slaty-backed forktail, Enicurus schistaceus
  • Spotted forktail, Enicurus maculatus
  • Little forktail, Enicurus scouleri
  • Sunda forktail, Enicurus velatus
  • Chestnut-naped forktail, Enicurus ruficapillus
  • Black-backed forktail, Enicurus immaculatus
  • White-crowned forktail, Enicurus leschenaulti
                                     
  • The white - crowned forktail Enicurus leschenaulti is a species of forktail in the family Muscicapidae. Scientifically described in 1818, it has six subspecies
  • The slaty - backed forktail Enicurus schistaceus is a species of forktail in the family Muscicapidae. A slim, medium - sized forktail it is distinguished
  • The spotted forktail Enicurus maculatus is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in the Himalayas and the hills of Northeast India
  • The black - backed forktail Enicurus immaculatus occasionally referred to as the black - throated forktail is a forktail species in the family Muscicapidae
  • The Sunda forktail Enicurus velatus is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is endemic to Indonesia, where it is restricted to the islands
  • The little forktail Enicurus scouleri is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in the Tian Shan and Himalayan mountain ranges, southern
  • The chestnut - naped forktail Enicurus ruficapillus is a species of bird in the flycatcher and chat family Muscicapidae. The species is monotypic, having
  • Eastern forktail Ischnura verticalis is a member of the damselfly family Coenagrionidae. This species is present in the Eastern United States, from the
  • Forktail is the annual peer - reviewed journal of the Oriental Bird Club. It contains material about birds of the Oriental region. Each issue is A4 in size
  • The citrine forktail Ischnura hastata is a damselfly of the family Coenagrionidae. This species is 20 27 mm in length, and its hindwing is 11 15 mm long