15 Most Beautiful Long-Tailed Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Indian Subcontinent is home of number of beautiful birds, some of the birds are considered under the birds of paradise family and ranked among the most beautiful creatures on earth such as Himalayan monal and Asian Paradise Flycatcher. After a good research, here is the list of India’s long tail birds.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher


Asian Paradise Flycatcher is one of the most beautiful bird of India, inhabit thick forests and well-wooded habitats all over India. The Asian Paradise-flycatcher is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia.


Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo


Racket-tailed drongo a medium-sized long tail Asian bird distribution range extends from the western Himalayas to the eastern Himalayas and Mishmi Hills to Western ghats of India. Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo tail with twirled rackets species can be confused with the lesser racket-tailed drongo.

Yellow-Billed Blue Magpie

Yellow-billed blue magpie is bird of crow and jay family ranges across the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent. The yellow-billed blue magpie is found throughout the Himalayas from Hazara to the Brahmaputra.

White-Bellied Treepie

White-Bellied Treepie

White-bellied treepie bird is family of crow endemic to the forests of southern India, found mainly in the forests of the Western Ghats mainly south of Goa.

Green-billed Malkoha

Green-billed malkoha

The green-billed malkoha is a species of non-parasitic cuckoo found throughout Indian Subcontinent and with a long graduated tail with white tips to the tail feathers.

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Long-Tailed Parakeet

Long-tailed parakeet are endemic to the regions of Andaman islands and Nicobar islands of India. The Long-tailed parakeet is one of the most beautiful bird of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Rose-ringed parrot or Rose-ringed parakeet also has long tail, found through out the Indian forest.

Pheasant-Tailed Jacana

Pheasant-tailed jacana is group of waders family bird capable of swimming known for their huge feet and claws. The pheasant-tailed jacana breeds in India and main sources of food includes insects,invertebrates from floating vegetation or on water surface.

White-rumped Shama


Long-Tailed Sibia

Long-tailed sibia

Long-tailed Sibia found widely distributed across Indian Subcontinent, from central Nepal and north east India through Bhutan. The long tail bird habitat range is evergreen forest, oak and pine forests, secondary growth, scrub with large trees and forest edge. Image-Wiki

Long-Tailed Shrike


Long-tailed shrike found widely distributed across Indian Subcontinent and considered to form a superspecies with the grey-backed shrike. The long-tailed shrike found mainly in scrub and open habitats.

Blue Peafowl


Indian peafowl is the national bird of India and one of the most beautiful bird in the world. The large,long tail and brightly coloured bird found mainly on the ground,open forest or near land under cultivation and around the Indian villages of Rajasthan.

Rufous Treepie


Rufous treepie is native to the Indian Subcontinent with a black head and the grey long graduated tail. The long tailed bird is found commonly in open scrub, agricultural areas, forests as well as urban gardens.

Black Drongo

Black Drongo is a small long tail common Indian bird and considered a subspecies of the fork-tailed drongo. The wholly black bird is common in open agricultural areas,telephone lines and light forest throughout its range.

Grey Hornbill


Grey hornbill is the species of hornbill found on the Indian subcontinent from the foothills of the Himalayas to the Ganges Delta. Indian grey hornbill are medium-sized hornbill with grey body,white belly and dark grey horn.

Greater Coucal


The greater coucal or crow pheasant is a large non-parasitic member of the cuckoo, They are large, crow-like with a long tail and coppery brown wings and found in a wide range of habitats.

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