Fantails (Rhipiduridae)

Palau Fantail (Rhipidura lepida) - HBW 11, p. 229

French: Rhipidure des Palau German: Palauf├Ącherschwanz Spanish: Abanico de Palau

Taxonomy: Rhipidura lepida Hartlaub and Finsch, 1868, Palau Islands.
Forms a superspecies with R. teysmanni, R. superflua, R. dedemi and R. opistherythra; all are part of a species group that also includes R. rufidorsa, R. dahli, R. matthiae, R. malaitae, R. dryas, R.rufifrons and R. semirubra. Monotypic.

Distribution: Palau Is: Babelthuap, Koror, Urukthapel, Eil Malk and Peleliu.

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