Family Fantails (Rhipiduridae)

Vulnerable

Manus Fantail (Rhipidura semirubra)


Taxonomy

French: Rhipidure de l’Amirauté German: Manusfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico de Manus
Taxonomy:

Rhipidura semirubra

P. L. Sclater

, 1877,

Admiralty Islands

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Often considered conspecific with R. dryas and R. rufifrons. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Admiralty Is: San Miguel, Tong, Rambutyo, Pak, Anobat, Sivisa; extinct on Manus.

Descriptive notes

14·5 cm; 8·0 g. Upperparts bright cinnamon-red; lores to ear-coverts dark sooty grey, cheeks white; remiges and greater and median wing-coverts dark brown,... read more

Voice

Song described as thin, scratchy notes. Vocalizations reported to differ markedly from those of... read more

Habitat

Lowland forest, including degraded secondary growth in overgrown coconut plantations. Generally... read more

Food and feeding

Insects.

Breeding

Not described.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Recorded historically as common on Manus, but no records since 1934 despite searches. Recent records only Rambutyo, Pak, Anobat, Sivisa and Tong (where still... read more

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2018). Manus Fantail (Rhipidura semirubra). 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/59165 on 13 December 2018).