French: Rhipidure à tête bleue German: Graukopf-Fächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico cabeciazul de Luzón
Mount Makiling, Luzon, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
R. c. pinicola
Parkes, 1958 – NW Luzon (S to Bataan), in N Philippines.
R. c. cyaniceps
(Cassin, 1855) – NE, C & S Luzon and Catanduanes.
18 cm; 10–17·5 g (nominate), 10–18·5 g (pinicola). Nominate race has head and mantle greyish blue, feather shafts paler blue, remaining... read more
Call during foraging a sharp, metallic, staccato “chip-chip-chip-chip chip chip”, slowing towards... read more
Variety of wooded habitats, from primary forest, particularly oak and pine, and forest edge to... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, captured in short sallies. Feeds from understorey to 15 m. Joins mixed-species foraging flocks.
Breeding activity and birds with enlarged gonads in Feb–May; eggs in Apr and nestlings in third and fourth weeks of May. Nest a small... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: confined to the Luzon EBA. Common in most of range. This fantail has a large range extending across some... read more
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