564 White-browed Fantail


The White-browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola) is 18 cm long bird with dark-grey brown upperparts and whitish underparts. Its wings have two rows of white spots. Its short feet and short broad beak are black. It has two broad white eyebrows that join in the forehead giving appearance of a white head band. Its fan-shaped tail feathers have white endings. It is an active bird feeding mainly on flying insects. It builds a neat cup-shaped nest in tree branches and the female lays 2-3 creamy-yellow eggs with grey-brown spots. The bird is a resident breeder found across tropical southern Asia.