Family Fantails (Rhipiduridae)

Least Concern

Rufous-tailed Fantail (Rhipidura phoenicura)


Taxonomy

French: Rhipidure rougequeue German: Rotbürzel-Fächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico colirrojo
Taxonomy:

Rhipidura phoenicura

S. Müller

, 1843,

Java

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of Java.

Descriptive notes

17 cm. Head and face are sooty black, thin white supercilium; back dark grey, rump and tail bright rusty chestnut, upperwing dark chestnut; chin and throat white, upper... read more

Voice

Song rendered as “he-tee-tee-tee-oh-weet”.

Habitat

Montane forest between 1000 m and 2500 m; usually in dense thickets and bushes.

Food and feeding

Small insects, especially flying ones, including beetles (Coleoptera) and hymenopterans. Forages mostly in understorey close to ground,... read more

Breeding

Season Mar–May, Jul and Sept. Nest constructed of fine fibres and twigs into which fern root sticks are worked, covered in thick... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Java and Bali Forests EBA. Locally common. Occurs in Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park.

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2019). Rufous-tailed Fantail (Rhipidura phoenicura). 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/59169 on 15 December 2019).