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Fantails (Rhipiduridae)

Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) - HBW 11, p. 241

French: Rhipidure hochequeue German: Gartenfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico Lavandera
Other common names: Black-and-white Fantail/Flycatcher, Pied Fantail(!), White-browed Fantail(!)

Taxonomy: Turdus leucophrys Latham, 1801, Sydney, Australia.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • melaleuca (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830) - Moluccas, W Papuan Is, New Guinea and islands (including Goodenough, Fergusson and Normanby, in D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago), Aru Is, Bismarck Archipelago, Buka I, Bougainville I and Solomon Is.
  • picata Gould, 1848 - N quarter of Australia from Kimberley (in Western Australia) and N half of Northern Territory E to N Queensland.
  • leucophrys (Latham, 1801) - S three-quarters of mainland Australia.