Malaysian pied fantail

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Malaysian pied fantail
Rhipidura javanica - Laem Phak Bia.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhipiduridae
Genus: Rhipidura
Species: R. javanica
Binomial name
Rhipidura javanica
(Sparrman, 1788)

The Malaysian pied fantail (Rhipidura javanica) is a species of bird in the fantail family and one of 47 species in the genus Rhipidura. It is locally referred to as murai gila, literally "crazy thrush" in the Malay language.[2] It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Kaeng Krachan Nat’l Park - Thailand

A single sight was recorded from Yala National Park of south Sri Lanka.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Rhipidura javanica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  2. ^ Jeyarajasingam, Allen and Pearson, Alan (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore