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Rufous Fantail Rhipidura rufifrons

Described by: Latham (1802)
Alternate common name(s): Black-breasted Rufous-fantail, Rufous-fronted Fantail
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Wye Valley, Victoria, Australia - Feb, 2006 © Arthur Grosset  Murramarang National Park, New South Wales, Australia - Mar, 2006 © Arthur Grosset  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Oct, 2004 © Neil Fifer  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Feb, 2005 © Neil Fifer 
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Islands of the sw. Pacific and e. Australia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) N. and c. Moluccas (Halmahera, Ternate, Becan and Obi).
(2) N. Marianas (Guam).
(3) N. Marianas (Saipan and Tinian).
(4) N. Marianas (Agiguan Is. and Rota Is.).
(5) W. Caroline Is. (Yap).
(6) Santa Cruz Is. (Santa Cruz).
(7) S. Santa Cruz Is. (Vanikoro Is.).
(8) C. Santa Cruz Is. (Utupua).
(9) Nw. Solomon Is. (Buka Is., Bougainville, Choiseul, Santa Isabel).
(10) Sw. Solomon Is. (Vella Lavella, Mbava, Ranogga, Narovo, Gizo, Kolombangara, New Georgia, Gatukai, Rendova, and Tetepare).
(11) Ne. Solomon Is. (Malaita).
(12) C. Solomon Is. (Guadalcanal).
(13) Se. Solomon Is. (Ugi Is. off n. San Cristobal).
(14) Se. Solomon Is. (San Cristobal (Makira)).
(15) Se. Solomon Is. (Santa Ana Is. off e. San Cristobal).
(17) D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Fergusson Is.) and Louisiade Archipelago (Bonvouloir, Misima and Rossel Is.).
(18) Ne. Australia (ne. Queensland).
(19) Se. Australia in e. Queensland (e. Cape York Peninsula, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns and Lamington National Park), e. New South Wales (Kioloa rest area on the Princes Highway n. of Batemans Bay), Australian Capital Territory (Tidbinbilla along the Lyrebird Trail and Camelback Trail) and e. Victoria.
Disperses to n. Queensland and s. New Guinea (Trans-Fly region).


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


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