The Pied Fantail bird is so named as it has the habit of having its tail standing upright and then spreading it out like fan in the hand. This bird also has a wide variety of calls but under normal circumstances in the garden, we only get to hear a couple of the same familiar calls. Without sighting the birds but upon hearing some sweet melodic calls, so often I mistake that those calls is another variant made by the Robin Magpie. That close the similarity is.
This is a common garden bird for those owners having gardens which is located near to fairly wooded areas. In the sub-montane region area, there is another species the White-throated Fantail which is different for this lowland species. Why I introduced this irrelevant species to the topic? The White-throated Fantail in its territory acts as a group leader and look-out bird for the roaming bird waves. A meaningful and obvious role.
In the lowland area, there are much less incidence of "Bird Wave", more so in domestic gardens. Though the situation do not exist in the garden, the Pied Fantail I notice do display that leadership quality as well.
Upon the sight of human, for not taking flight but hanging around and hoping non-stop, I would say this Fantail is a friendly bird. Cannot tell what those calls I heard in the garden were intentionally meant for but seldom see a pair of the Fantail together. In the wild, the scenario changed. Courting birds in pair and in group is fairly common sight. This is also the time that those calls not practiced in the garden are used. So much more to learn about this bird.