Samoan fantail

Samoan fantail

Samoan fantail

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SPECIES
Rhipidura nebulosa

The Samoan fantail (Rhipidura nebulosa ) is a species of bird in the family Rhipiduridae.It is endemic to Samoa and is found in Upolu and Savaiʻi islands.

Appearance

The plumage is mostly dark greyish-brown with white undertail, black tail and light (white or pale smoky) throat. White spot behind the eyes. Like other fantails, Samoan fantail often spreads its long tail like a fan. The usual sounds are a low chirp. Sometimes imitates the voices of other bird species.

Distribution

Geography

Countries
Biogeographical realms

The Samoan fantail is described as common and widespread on Upolu Island and has a limited distribution on the island of Savaiʻi.

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It's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Prefers primary and secondary rainforests, but tolerates man-made landscapes: plantations and gardens.

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Samoan fantail habitat map
Samoan fantail habitat map
Samoan fantail

Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Samoan fantail Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoan_fantail
2. Samoan fantail on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22706878/94094907
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/110545

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