The forktails are small insectivorous birds in the genus Enicurus. They were formerly in the thrush family Turdidae, but are more often now treated as part of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. Their name derives from their long forked tail.
These are southeast Asian forest species principally associated with mountain forests and streams. Most nest in rock crevices, laying 2-4 eggs.
- Little Forktail, Enicurus scouleri
Sunda Forktail, Enicurus velatus
Chestnut-naped Forktail, Enicurus ruficapillus
Black-backed Forktail, Enicurus immaculatus
Slaty-backed Forktail, Enicurus schistaceus
White-crowned Forktail, Enicurus leschenaulti
Spotted Forktail, Enicurus maculatus
- Forktail is also the name of the journal of the Oriental Bird Club