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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Rhipiduridae.


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  • Abundant species recorded during May to June include crested black tit Parus melanolophus, yellow-bellied fantail flycatcher Rhipidura hypoxantha, orange-flanked bush robin Erithacus cyanurus, bluefronted redstart Phoenicurus frontalis, Indian tree pipit Anthus hodgsoni, vinaceous breasted pipit A. roseatus, common rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus, and nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • There are three birds listed by IUCN as vunerable (Tyto manusi, Pitta superba, and Rhipidura semirubra).

    Admiralty Islands lowland rain forests

  • Endemic species include Rennell fantail Rhipidura rennelliana and Rennell shrike-bill Clytorynchus hamlinii (NT).

    East Rennell, Solomon Islands

  • Westland's large areas of protected and relatively unmodified forest make it a center for avian diversity; as well as the more common forest species like tui (Prosthemadera novaseelandiae) and fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) there are around 28 species of threatened birds within the region including the endemic Okarito brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli EN) and, in South Westland, the Haast brown kiwi or tokoeka (Apteryx australis VU).

    Westland temperate forests

  • Thirteen species are endemic to the ecoregion, including the Truk monarch (Metabolus rugensis), the Pohnpei fantail (Rhipidura kubaryi), the Pohnpei mountain starling (Aplonis pelzeni), and the Pohnpei lory (Trichoglossus rubiginosus).

    Carolines tropical moist forests

  • The rufous fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) and the Micronesian kingfisher (Halcyon cinnamomina) were also both endemic at the subspecies level.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The white-browed fantail-flycatcher (_Rhipidura albifrontata_), which delights the inhabitants of Madras with its cheerful whistle of five or six notes, occurs on the Nilgiris, but is there largely replaced by an allied species -- the white-spotted fantail-flycatcher

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • Externally their colour always approximates closely to the bark of the branch on which they are placed; they are not thin, basket-like structures like those of _Aegithina_ or _Rhipidura_, but are fully ½ inch thick at the sides and probably ¾ inch thick at the bottom.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • _Rhipidura albifrontata_, measuring internally about 1·75 inch in diameter and 1 inch in depth, the thickness of the walls of the nest being usually somewhat less than a quarter of an inch.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • I have, however, a large series of these nests, and taking them as a whole, although much more massive, they remind one no little of those of _Rhipidura albifrontata_ and

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1


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