French: Rhipidure des Célèbes German: Sulawesifächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico de Célebes
Subspecies and Distribution
R. t. coomansi
van Marle, 1940 – Minahasa Peninsula, in N Sulawesi.
R. t. toradja
Stresemann, 1931 – mountains of C & SE Sulawesi.
R. t. teysmanni
Büttikofer, 1892 – Sulawesi Fantail – Mt Lompobattang, in SW Sulawesi.
R. t. sulaensis
Neumann, 1939 – Taliabu Fantail – Sula Is (Taliabu).
14 cm. Nominate race has forehead and superciliary area rufous with small sooty-black feather bases, face, crown, mantle and upper back olive-brown, lower back, rump and... read more
Song an irregularly rising and falling series of 3–5 subdued, high-pitched notes interspersed... read more
Hill and mountain evergreen forest at 800–2300 m, occasionally to 600 m in N Sulawesi (... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Actively pursues prey in middle storey and lower canopy. Joins mixed-species foraging flocks; follows larger animals, e.g.... read more
Nest-building observed in Mar, nest with half-fledged young in Jun, and fledglings in May. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA and Banggai and Sula Islands EBA. Widespread and moderately common to uncommon in Sulawesi; occurs... read more
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