Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Fantail (Rhipiduridae)
Species: Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)
This Photo:     Adult

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
A great chirpy character. Smaller than Willie Wagtail, with a black "bow-tie" and a fawn breast.
The breast colour varies from white to pale apricot.
Has a white brow and chin.
Listed in Morcombe's as Rhipidura fuliginosa, but there's either an error or it's a change and so a synonym.

Copyright © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Jan-2014
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)