Rhipidura rufifrons

Rhipidura rufifrons

Rhipidura rufifrons

(Rufous Fantail)

FAMILY

Dicruridae

Species

Rhipidura rufifrons

Common name

Rufous Fantail

Main colour(s)

Grey-brown and red-brown

Distinctive feature

Rufous eyebrow and on rump and base of tail, size 15-16 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This bird is likely to be found close to the ground in shaded areas along creek areas. The body is grey brown with red brown or rufous patches on the eyebrow the rump and base of tail, the throat is white as are the underparts. The tail is waved both up and down and side to side. Legs and feet black, eyes black, bill black.