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SPECIES INFO

The Pohnpei Fantail (Rhipidura kubaryi) is a fantail which is endemic to the Pacific island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. It is a common bird in forest and at the forest edge. It feeds on insects which it gathers by gleaning amongst foliage or by making short dashes into the air.

It is a small bird (15cm) with a long, fan-shaped tail which is often fanned or wagged. The plumage is mostly dark grey with a white eyebrow, moustache and tips to the tail feathers. The belly is white and the breast is blackish with white feather edges giving a scaly appearance.

The species is closely related to the Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) but it is darker and duller in appearance with a different song and feeding behaviour.

The scientific name commemorates the Polish naturalist Jan Kubary.





                                     



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