Pohnpei fantail
Rhipidura kubaryi

The Pohnpei fantail (Rhipidura kubaryi ) is a fantail, known as Likepsir in Pohnpeian, which is endemic to the Pacific island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. It is a bird commonly found in forests and at forest edges. It feeds on insects which it gathers by gleaning amongst foliage or by making short dashes while in the air.

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It is a small bird (15 cm) with a long, fan-shaped tail which is often fanned or wagged. The plumage is mostly dark grey with a white eyebrow, moustache and tips to the tail feathers. The belly is white and the breast is blackish with white feather edges giving a scaly appearance.

The species is closely related to the rufous fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons ) but it is darker and duller in appearance with a different song and feeding behaviour.

The scientific name commemorates the Polish naturalist Jan Kubary.

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1. Pohnpei fantail Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pohnpei_fantail
2. Pohnpei fantail on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22706913/94096905

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