Philippine pied fantail

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Philippine pied fantail
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhipiduridae
Genus: Rhipidura
R. nigritorquis
Binomial name
Rhipidura nigritorquis
(Vigors, 1831)

The Philippine pied fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) is a species of bird in the family Rhipiduridae. It was formerly considered conspecific with the Malaysian pied fantail.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Other names by which this bird is referred to are Maria Capra (Philippines),[1] and tarerekoy (Visayas, Philippines).[2]

Relationship with other birds[edit]

It is common to the Philippines, mostly in the Mindanao and raises its tail to attract females. They are mostly black and white in color and normal in shape. It flies together/commonly with Eurasian tree sparrows and chestnut munias.


  1. ^ Birds of Makati, Blog
  2. ^ Kennedyy, Robert S. A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines