Grey Fantail

Rhipidura albiscapa Gould, 1840

These birds frequently follow people, catching insects disturbed by their passage. They are usually seen with their tail fanned out. They build a small, cup-shaped nest bound together with spider webs. The nest is usually in the fork of a tree and it has a long stem like a wine glass. The female lays two to five eggs which both parents incubate. After hatching, the chicks are fed by both parents. A pair will produce several broods each breeding season. Grey Fantails have a partial migration northwards during winter.

Upper body and head grey, throat with a white patch. Narrow white stripes on wing. Tail feathers long and grey with white edges. Eyebrow white. Easily recognised by its fanned tail. Body up to 17 cm long

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What habitats does Rhipidura albiscapa live in?

Most treed areas

What is the distribution of Rhipidura albiscapa?

Mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Rhipidura albiscapa grow?

Body up to 17 cm long

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