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Rhipidura aureola

Rhipidura aureola (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Cladus: Telluraves
Cladus: Australaves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Corvida
Superfamilia: Corvoidea

Familia: Rhipiduridae
Genus: Rhipidura
Species: Rhipidura aureola
Subspecies: R. a. aureola – R. a. burmanica – R. a. compressirostris

Rhipidura aureola Lesson, 1831: 390

Type locality: Bengal, India.


Lesson, R.P. 1830–1831. Traité d'ornithologie, ou, Tableau méthodique des ordres, sous-ordres, familles, tribus, genres, sous-genres et races d'oiseaux : ouvrage entièrement neuf, formant le catalogue le plus complet des espèces réunies dans les collections publiques de la France. F. G. Levrault, Paris. Vol. 1: pp. i–xxxii, 1–659. BHL Reference page. [original description: p. 390]

Vernacular names
বাংলা: সাদা-ভ্রূ লেজনাচানি
English: White-browed Fantail
español: Abanico cejiblanco
فارسی: دم‌بادبزنی ابروسفید
français: Rhipidure à grands sourcils
ಕನ್ನಡ: ರಾಜ ಹಕ್ಕಿ
മലയാളം: ആട്ടക്കാരൻ പക്ഷി
မြန်မာဘာသာ: အောင်စာငှက်
Nederlands: Indische waaierstaart
پنجابی: رہیپیڈورا اورولا
svenska: Vitbrynad solfjäderstjärt
中文: 白眉扇尾鶲

The white-browed fantail (Rhipidura aureola) is a small passerine bird belonging to the family Rhipiduridae.

The adult white-browed fantail is about 18 cm long. It has dark brown upperparts, with white spots on the wings, and whitish underparts. The fan-shaped tail is edged in white, and the long white supercilia meet on the forehead. The throat and eyemask are blackish and border whitish moustachial stripes.
Distribution and habitat

The white-browed fantail breeds across tropical regions of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The species ranges from eastern Pakistan to southern Indochina. It is found in forest and other woodland.
Behaviour and ecology
Three eggs are laid in a small cup nest in a tree. The white-browed fantail is insectivorous, and often fans its tail as it moves through the undergrowth.


BirdLife International (2016). "Rhipidura aureola". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22706796A94090600. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22706796A94090600.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

Birds of India by Grimmett, Inskipp and Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6

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