The White-browed Fantail Flycatcher (WBFF) is one of the widespread species of flycatchers found in the Indian wilderness. The trademark white brow and the fan-shaped tail makes this an easy bird to spot and identify.

This small (about 6-7 inches), restless and active bird is always found darting in and out of the undergrowth on the lookout for insects making it a difficult subject for photography. Here’s a collection of images taken of this beautiful fan-tailed wonder.

This image of the WBFF was taken using D80, Sigma 100-300 f4 with 1.4x TC.

This image was taken with D300, Nikon 300 f2.8 with 2x TC. Image specs are f5.6, 1/125s, 0EV, ISO 400 at 600mm focal length.

This image was taken with D300, Nikon 300 f2.8 with 2x TC. Image specs are f5.6, 1/1600s, -1.3EV, ISO 400 at 600mm focal length.

This image was taken with D300, Nikon 300 f2.8 with 2x TC. Image specs are f5.6, 1/125s, 0EV, ISO 400 at 600mm focal length.

This image was taken with D80, Sigma 100-300mm f4 with 1.4x TC. Now you know why the WBFF is known for its fan-tail. We were very lucky to get the WBFF with its fan-tail fully spread on a open perch. The backlit pose in golden evening light was the icing on the cake.

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