Fantails (Rhipiduridae)

Brown Fantail (Rhipidura drownei) - HBW 11, p. 226

French: Rhipidure brun German: Bergfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico Pardo
Other common names: (Solomon) Mountain Fantail

Taxonomy: Rhipidura drownei drownei Mayr, 1931, Bougainville Island.
Forms a superspecies with R. tenebrosa, R. rennelliana, R. verreauxi, R. personata and R. nebulosa. Race ocularis may merit treatment as a separate species. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • drownei Mayr, 1931 - Bougainville I.
  • ocularis Mayr, 1931 - Guadalcanal, in Solomon Is.

  • Least Concern
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