French: Rhipidure à calotte brune German: Sundafächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico cabecipardo
Other common names: Trumpeting Fantail
Formerly treated as conspecific with R. rufiventris. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
R. d. sumbawensis
Büttikofer, 1892 – Sumbawa, in W Lesser Sundas.
R. d. diluta
Wallace, 1864 – Flores and Lembata, in WC Lesser Sundas.
16·5 cm. Nominate race is dark grey brown above, crown darker and warmer brown, irregular whitish supraloral streak, wings with reddish-brown edging; tail dark grey-brown in... read more
Song is a mixture of sweet and rather unmusical notes; also produces a musical high-pitched single... read more
Forest, both primary and heavily degraded, including moist forest, dry deciduous forest, mangroves... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages in understorey. Active; often noisy. Often joins mixed-species foraging flocks.
Breeds early May on Sumbawa; season Feb, May and Jun on Flores. No other information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Nusa Tenggara EBA. Common in rainforest and in casuarina (Casuarina) forests; less common in... read more
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