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  • n. Plural form of forktail.

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Examples

  • Common waterbirds include the red-wattled lapwing (Vanellus indicus), wagtails, sandpipers, forktails, and river chat (Thamnolacea leucocephala).

    Irrawaddy moist deciduous forests

  • In India forktails are confined to the Himalayas and the mountainous parts of Burma.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • Indeed I know of few things more enjoyable than to sit, when the sun is shining, on the bank of a well-shaded burn, and, soothed by the soft melody of running water, watch the forktails moving nimbly over the boulders and stones with fairy tread, half-flight half-hop.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • Spotted forktails are often seen near the places where the _dhobis_ wash clothes by banging them violently against rocks, hence the name dhobi-birds, by which they are called by many Europeans.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • As I have already hinted, forktails are rather shy birds.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • My arrival was of course the signal for loud outcries on the part of the parent forktails.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The young ones were covered with tiny parasites, which seemed quite ready for a change of diet, for immediately after picking up one of the young forktails, I found some thirty or forty of these parasites crawling over my hand!

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • Having duly inspected the blind, naked, newly-hatched forktails, I went farther down the stream to try to see something of a pair of red-billed blue magpies (_Urocissa occipitalis_).

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • However, after I had been squatting about ten minutes in my _cache_, to the delight of hundreds of winged insects, the suspicions of the forktails subsided, and the birds began collecting food, working their way upstream.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

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