Blue-headed fantail

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Blue-headed fantail
Blue-headed Fantail (Rhipidura cyaniceps) (7187399834).jpg
Blue-headed Fantail - Luzon - Philippines H8O0002 (18809090413).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhipiduridae
Genus: Rhipidura
Species: R. cyaniceps
Binomial name
Rhipidura cyaniceps
(Cassin, 1855)

The blue-headed fantail (Rhipidura cyaniceps) is a fantail endemic to the Philippines. Until recently, it was considered conspecific with the Tablas fantail and Visayan fantail.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Rhipidura cyaniceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Sánchez-González, L. A.; Moyle, R. G. (2011). "Molecular systematics and species limits in the Philippine fantails (Aves: Rhipidura)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 61 (2): 290–9. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.06.013. PMID 21722744.

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