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Yellow-bellied Fantail
Chelidorhynx-hypoxantha-yellow-bellied-fantail-ARPIT-2357
Information
Common Name Yellow-bellied Fairy-fantail
Range Indian subcontinent, the Himalayas, and portions of Southeast Asia including Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Stenostiridae
Genus Chelidorhynx
Species Chelidorhynx hypoxantha
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Yellow-bellied fantail (Chelidorhynx hypoxantha), also known as the yellow-bellied fairy-fantail, is species of flycatcher found in the Indian subcontinent, the Himalayas, and portions of Southeast Asia including Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar. It is about 8 cm in size. It is yellow below and has a black eye-stripe, white wing-bar and broad black tail tipped white.

It used to be placed in the family of the fantails (Rhipiduridae), but DNA analysis has shown it to be a close relative of the fairy flycatcher and it has therefore been transferred to the Stenostiridae (IOC World Bird List), in the revalidated monotypic genus Chelidorhynx.

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