Definition of forktail in English:

forktail

noun

  • An Asian songbird of the thrush family, with a long forked tail and typically with black-and-white plumage.

    Genus Enicurus, family Turdidae: several species

    • ‘It is an excellent place to watch forktails, redstarts, kingfisher, blackbirds etc.’
    • ‘There are over 370 species of birds, including The Brown Dipper, forktails and sunbirds.’
    • ‘The waterfall area had forktails (upstream from the falls), Malayan water shrews (in the waterfall lake after sunset), and Malayan whistling-thrush (in the forest about 300 m downstream).’
    • ‘This sounds to me like the niche filled by the forktails in southeast Asia.’
    • ‘A short drive to Corbett is rewarding as we stop en route for birding, looking for wall creepers, forktails, etc.’
    • ‘These include the Brown Dipper, three different forktails and the five species of sunbirds.’
    • ‘More than 350 bird species can be found here as well, including forest birds such as woodpeckers, orioles, and magpies, and water birds such as wagtails, sandpipers, and forktails.’

Pronunciation

forktail

/ˈfɔːkteɪl/