White Throated Fantail

White Throated Fantail
Fantails are highly active birds, with several of the smaller species continuously on the move; even when perched they continue to rock back and forth, spin 180° on the spot, wag their tail from side to side or fan and unfan it. In flight they are highly agile and undertake highly aerobatic and intricate looping flights while using their fanned tail to catch insects in flight. Fantails have a fixed and unmistakable pattern of musical notes in its call. The notes are loud and normally divided into two stanzas – the first with 5–6 trilling notes rising and falling, followed by 4–5 notes rising up the scale and ending in the highest note.The White-throated Fantail Flycatcher is called Nachan (Dancer) in Marathi, due to the movements of the bird which give the impression of a dancer.

In other Indian languages White-throated Fantail Flycatcher is called as follows.
White-throated Fantail Flycatcher in Hindi: Machharya, Chakdil, Pahari: Naklaychara, Punjabi: Chitta gal nacha, Bangla: Dumchitri, Chak-dayal, Chak-dil,Lepcha: Nam-dit-nom, Gujrati: Tapkili nayan, Marathi: Nachan, Nachra, Nartak, Nhavi नर्तक, नाचण, न्हावी (कोकण भाग), नाचरा Telugu: Dasari pitta
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