Family Fantails (Rhipiduridae)

Near Threatened

Kadavu Fantail (Rhipidura personata)


Taxonomy

French: Rhipidure de Kandavu German: Kadavufächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico de Kandavu
Taxonomy:

Rhipidura personata

E. P. Ramsay

, 1875,

#R, Kadavu, Fiji Islands

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Kadavu and nearby Ono, in S Fiji Is.

Descriptive notes

15 cm. Has side of face and upperparts brownish-grey to dark brown, thin white stripe from lores crossing above orbit, second white stripe extending posteriorly from behind... read more

Voice

Song consists of whistled notes; harsh chipping call; also utters a scolding chatter.

Habitat

Forest; occupies dense underbrush, especially along waterways.

Food and feeding

Insects, captured by flycatching. Joins mixed feeding flocks of small insectivorous birds.

Breeding

Breeding recorded in Oct (feeding nestlings) and Nov. Nest a small, compact cup of fine fibres, with a hanging “tail”. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Fiji EBA. Less common than most forest birds on Kadavu, and restricted to... read more

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2019). Kadavu Fantail (Rhipidura personata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59152 on 16 December 2019).