Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Fantails :: Northern Fantail

Northern Fantail Rhipidura rufiventris

Described by: Vieillot (1818)
Alternate common name(s): Red-vented Fantail, White-throated Fantail, Banded Fantail, Large-billed Fantail
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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E. Lesser Sundas, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, and n. Australia;
Fragmented island distribution;
(1) Roti Is. off sw. Timor.
(2) E. Lesser Sundas (Timor, Romang).
(3) E. Lesser Sundas (Wetar).
(4) E. Lesser Sundas (Romang, Damar, Moa, Sermata, and Leti).
(5) Tayandu Is. and Kai Is. (Kai Besar, Kai Kecil).
(6) Watubela Is. (Tioor, Kasiui).
(7) Buru Is.
(8) S. Moluccas (Seram, Seram Laut, and Ambon).
(9) S. Moluccas (Obi Is.)
(10) W. Papuan Is. (Kofiau).
(11) W. Papuan Is. (Waigeo Is.), New Guinea including islands in Geelink Bay (Yapen, Meos Num, and Manam Is.), Manam Is., D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Fergusson Is. and Goodenough Is.) and islands in the Torres Strait.
(12) Biak Is. in Geelvink Bay, nw. New Guinea.
(13) Louisiade Archipelago (Tagula Is. and Misima Is.).
(14) Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain, Duke of York).
(15) Bismarck Archipelago (New Ireland, New Hanover, Dyaul Is.).
(16) Bismarck Archipelago (Lihir and Tabar Is. off e. New Ireland)
(17) Bismarck Archipelago (Boang in Tanga Is.).
(18) Admiralty Is. (Manus, Rambutyo).
(19) St. Matthias Group (Mussau Is.).
(20) N. Australia from coastal n. Western Australia from Broome w. to Derby (Mitchell Falls and Dunham River Bridge near Kununurra), n. Northern Territory (Howard Springs near Darwin and Kakadu National Park at Stag Creek) and n. Queensland s. to Townsville (along Portland Road in Iron Range National Park).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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