French: Rhipidure des mangroves German: Mangrovefächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico de manglar
Kimberley, Norman River, Australia
Aru Is, coastal SE New Guinea (Lea Lea to Lese Oalai), and coastal NW & N Australia from Shark Bay (Western Australia) E patchily to Edward R (N Queensland).
13·8–15·5 cm; 5–7·8 g. Has short white supercilium and white streak behind orbit; upperparts light grey, slightly darker on lores and ear-coverts; upperwing... read more
Song a series of short twittering whistles, “chit-chit chitty-chit”, with upward or downward trend... read more
Mostly confined to coastal mangroves including open or closed forest, woodland, shrubland or... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), bugs (Hemiptera) and wasps (Hymenoptera) found in more than half of stomachs. Spiders also... read more
Data only from Australia. Season Sept–Feb, possibly Mar. Nest built by both sexes, an open cup of fine bark strips, usually of... read more
Resident throughout Australian range and, presumably, New Guinean range. Recoveries of nine ringed... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Australia; in New Guinea locally common, but otherwise scarce.
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