Little Forktail

Little Forktail (Enicurus scouleri) is the smallest (12 cm) among the forktail species. The bird derives it name due to its long forked tail. It is identified with its small round body, short black tail and black band across the white rump. It has a prominent white forehead.

The bird is commonly found at rocky mountain streams, mainly near waterfalls. It feeds by standing on or running over partly submerged rocks.

Little Forktail can be seen in the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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