Visayan blue fantail

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Visayan blue fantail
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhipiduridae
Genus: Rhipidura
Species: R. samarensis
Binomial name
Rhipidura samarensis
(Steere, 1890)

The Visayan blue fantail (Rhipidura samarensis) is a species of bird in the family Rhipiduridae.

It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It was previously conspecific with the Mindanao blue fantail.


  • Sánchez-González, L.A., and R.G. Moyle. 2011. Molecular systematic and species limits in the Philippine fantails (Aves: Rhipidura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 290-299