White-spotted Fantail

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It is found in forest, scrub and cultivation in southern and central India. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the white-throated fantail.

The adult white-spotted fantail is about 19 cm long. It has a dark fan-shaped tail, edged in white, and white supercilium and throat. Birds are mainly slate grey above, with a black eye mask, and a white throat and eyebrow. It has whitish underparts, and a grey breast band that is spotted white.

The white-spotted fantail is insectivorous, and often fans its tail as it moves through the undergrowth.

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White-spotted Fantail, Bhukum Lake, Pune
White-spotted Fantail
White-spotted Fantail
White-spotted Fantail, Sinhagad Forest Area
White-spotted Fantail, Sinhagad Forest Area

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