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The family Rhipiduridae are small insectivorous birds of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent that includes the fantails and silktails.

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Grey fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Family: Rhipiduridae
Sundevall, 1872

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Taxonomy and systematicsEdit

There are three genera classified within the family:[1]


  1. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Orioles, drongos & fantails". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 September 2017.