Today I visited Doi Lang, one of the most popular birding sites in Chiang Mai. We started early in the morning from San Ju area but birds were extremely quiet despite the brilliant weather. We then moved on to the other side of the mountain where we came across several bird waves with many nice species. This male Yellow-bellied Fantail was one of the many seen joining the bird waves. Female would have black mask replaced with dull olive-brown.
|Male Yellow-bellied Fantail|
As you can see, it is such a cute and colourful little bird and that's why I can never resist taking photos of it even though it is quite common. Recent taxonomical arrangement has moved it from the Fantail family to Fairy Flycatchers, a family including Canary Flycatchers, Fairy Flycatcher and Elminia flycatchers. I'm not sure whether we will have to call it a Yellow-bellied Fairy Flycatcher any soon or not.