Family Fantails (Rhipiduridae)

Least Concern

White-bellied Fantail (Rhipidura euryura)


Taxonomy

French: Rhipidure à ventre blanc German: Kurzfuß-Fächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico ventriblanco
Taxonomy:

Rhipidura euryura

S. Müller

, 1843,

Java

.

In past, sometimes treated as a race of R. perlata (but see that species). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Java.

Descriptive notes

18 cm. Has broad white supercilium; otherwise, dark slaty blue-grey above, tail slaty grey, four outer pairs of rectrices broadly tipped white; throat and breast dull grey,... read more

Voice

Excited squeaks, “cheet cheet”.

Habitat

Montane forest, at 900–2750 m.

Food and feeding

Small flying insects, including ants (Hymenoptera). Usually found in middle storey in or near dense vegetation. Some­times joins mixed-... read more

Breeding

Season May–Jun. Nest a small cup of fine fibres and twigs covered in thick layer of spider web, built within a few metres of ground.... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Java and Bali Forests EBA. Uncommon to locally common; particularly numerous on lower slopes. Occurs in Gunung... read more

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2019). White-bellied Fantail (Rhipidura euryura). 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/59170 on 15 December 2019).