French: Rhipidure des Fidji German: Fidschi-Fleckenfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico moteado de Fiyi
Subspecies and Distribution
R. l. layardi
Salvadori, 1877 – W Fiji Is (Viti Levu, Ovalau).
R. l. erythronota
Sharpe, 1879 – N Fiji (Vanua Levu and neighbouring islands).
17 cm; 11·5–15 g. Nominate race has dark greyish-brown head, white supercilium, short white line behind orbit; upperparts, including wings, dull grey-brown (contrasting... read more
Song is a variable melodious series of 7–12 short but sweet upslurred and downslurred whistles.... read more
Inhabits forest, forest edge, thickets, partly cleared forest and gardens, at all altitudes; most... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages mostly in shady substage or lower canopy, to lesser extent in undergrowth, only occasionally on ground or in upper zone.... read more
Season probably Oct–Jan, at least. Nest a neat cup of fine plant material (fibres, grass, vine tendrils, tree-fern hairs), lined with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Fiji EBA. Common in most of range. The species’ global population, although not yet quantified,... read more
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