Long-tailed fantail

The long-tailed fantail (Rhipidura opistherythra) is a species of bird in the family Rhipiduridae. It is endemic to the Tanimbar Islands, where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Long-tailed fantail
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Illustration by William Matthew Hart
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhipiduridae
Genus: Rhipidura
R. opistherythra
Binomial name
Rhipidura opistherythra
Sclater, 1883


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Rhipidura opistherythra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.