Philippine pied fantail

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Philippine pied fantail
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhipiduridae
Genus: Rhipidura
Species:
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.

Taxonomy[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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