New Zealand fantail

New Zealand fantail

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Rhipidura fuliginosa

The New Zealand Fantail is a small insectivorous bird, the only species of fantail in New Zealand. It has four subspecies: R. f. fuliginosa in the South Island, R. f. placabilis in the North Island, R. f. penita in the Chatham Islands, and the now-extinct R. f. cervina formerly on Lord Howe Island. It is also known by its Māori names, pīwakawaka, tīwakawaka or piwaiwaka; the common pied morph is also known as pied fantail, and the uncommon dark morph is also known as black fantail . The species has been considered by many to be conspecific as the grey fantail of Australia and New Caledonia; however, due to significant differences in its calls, many authorities now treat it as a separate species.

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Habits and Lifestyle

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Bird's call

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References

1. New Zealand fantail Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_fantail
2. New Zealand fantail on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22735745/94093611
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/562519

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