Mangrove Fantail (Rhipidura phasiana) - HBW 11, p. 225
French: Rhipidure des mangroves
Spanish: Abanico de Manglar
Other common names: Pheasant Fantail
Taxonomy: Rhipidura phasiana De Vis, 1885, Kimberley, Norman River, Australia.
Forms a superspecies with R. hyperythra, R. albolimbata, R. albiscapa and R. fuliginosa. Formerly considered a race of last, but now almost universally treated as a separate species on basis of morphology, voice, clutch size and habitat. Monotypic.
Distribution: Aru Is, coastal SE New Guinea (Lea Lea to Lese Oalai), and coastal NW & N Australia from Shark Bay (Western Australia) E patchily to R Edward (N Queensland).
- Least Concern Enlarge map