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Blue-headed fantail

Rhipidura cyaniceps Photo by Pamela Rasmussen (Avian Vocalizations Center) Common name:blue-headed fantail (en); cauda-de-leque-de-cabeça-azul (pt); rhipidure à tête bleue (fr); abanico cabeciazul (es); blaukopf-fächerschwanz (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily RhipiduridaeRange:This species is endemic to The Philippines, being found in Luzon, Catanduanes, Negros, Panay, Masbate and some nearby smaller islands.Size:These birds are 18 cm long and weigh 13-15 g.Habitat:The […]

White-throated fantail

Rhipidura albicollis Photo by Nabarun Sadhya (Flickr) Common name:white-throated fantail (en); cauda-de-leque-de-garganta-branca (pt); rhipidure à gorge blanche (fr); abanico gorgiblanco (es); weißkehl-fächerschwanz (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily RhipiduridaeRange:This species is found from north-eastern Pakistan and western India, through Tibet, Nepal and southern China, and into Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodja, Vietnam, Malaysia and also Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia.Size:These bird […]

Pied fantail

Rhipidura javanica Photo by Peter Ericsson (Oriental Bird Images) Common name:pied fantail (en); cauda-de-leque-bicolor (pt); rhipidure pie (fr); cola de abanico pálido (es); Malaienfächerschwanz (de) Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily Rhipiduridae Range:This species is found from southern Myanmar and Laos to western Indonesia, Borneo and the Philippines.Size:These birds are around 18-19 cm long and weigh 11-14 g.Habitat:The pied […]

Willie wagtail

Rhipidura leucophrys Photo by Jason Girvan (Animal Pictures Archive) Common name:willie wagtail (en); cauda-de-leque-de-garganta-preta (pt); rhipidure hochequeue (fr); abanico lavandera (es); gartenfächerschwanz (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily RhipiduridaeRange:This species is found throughout mainland Australia, and also in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Bismarck Archipelago and the Moluccas.Size:These birds are 18-22 cm long and weigh 20 g.Habitat:These birds are mostly […]

Rufous fantail

Rhipidura rufifrons Photo by T. Oliver (Birds in Backyards) Common name: rufous fantail (en); cauda-de-leque-ruivo (pt), rhipidure roux (fr); cola de abanico rufo (es); fuchsfächerschwanz (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Rhipiduridae Range: The rufous fantail is found in northern and eastern coastal Australia, being more common in the north. It is also found in New […]

Grey fantail

Rhipidura fuliginosa Common name: grey fantail (en); cauda-de-leque-cinzento (pt); rhipidure gris (fr); abanico gris (es); graufächerschwanz (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Rhipiduridae Range: Grey fantails are found throughout Australia and Tasmania, in New Zealand, New Guinea, the Solomon islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Size: These birds are 14-16 cm long and weigh 9 g. Habitat: […]