Family Fantails (Rhipiduridae)

Vulnerable

Malaita Fantail (Rhipidura malaitae)


Taxonomy

French: Rhipidure de Malaita German: Malaitafächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico de Malaita
Taxonomy:

Rhipidura malaitæ

Mayr

, 1931,

Malaita, Solomon Islands

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of Malaita, in Solomon Is.

Descriptive notes

16 cm; 10·5–14·5 g. Plumage is pale rust-coloured above, crown and nape duskier, forehead, supercilium and side of face tawnier, lores paler; upperwing dusky black,... read more

Voice

Song undescribed; contact call “see-seep”.

Habitat

Montane forest at 750–1200 m, usually above 900 m.

Food and feeding

Insects. Forages actively, drooping wings, cocking and fanning tail. Joins mixed foraging flocks of small insectivorous species, including... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Rare. Has very small and localized population estimated at fewer than 1000 individuals, possibly only a... read more

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2017). Malaita Fantail (Rhipidura malaitae). 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/59162 on 23 November 2017).