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Willie-wagtail

Rhipidura leucophrys (Latham, 1801)

The Willie (or Willy) Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) is a passerine bird native to Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Bismarck Archipelago, and eastern Indonesia. It is a common and familiar bird throughout much of its range, living in most habitats apart from thick forest. Measuring 19.0–21.5 cm (7½–8½ in) in length, the Willie Wagtail is contrastingly coloured with almost entirely black upperparts and white underparts; the male and female have similar plumage. Three subspecies are recognised; Rhipidura leucophrys leucophrys from central and southern Australia, the smaller R. l. picata from northern Australia, and the larger R. l. melaleuca from New Guinea and islands in its vicinity. It is unrelated to the true wagtails of the genus Motacilla; it is a member of the fantail genus Rhipidura and is a part of a 'core corvine' group that includes true crows and ravens, drongos and birds of paradise. Within this group, fantails are placed in the family Dicruridae, although some authorities consider them distinct enough to warrant their own small family, Rhipiduridae. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Rhipiduridae
Genus:
  Rhipidura

Scientific:
  Rhipidura leucophrys

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.xlv

Protonym:
  Turdus leucophrys

Avibase ID:
  F65B55BD3C8ADA8F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F65B55BD

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562746

Geographic range:

  • Rhipidura leucophrys leucophrys: Mainland Australia, except north
  • Rhipidura leucophrys picata: N Australia (Broome, W Australia to Cape York Peninsula)
  • Rhipidura leucophrys melaleuca: Moluccas, New Guinea, Bismarck Arch. and Solomon Islands
English:
Willie-wagtail
Czech:
pávík černobílý
German:
Gartenfächerschwanz
Danish:
Sorthvid Viftehale
Spanish:
Abanico Lavandera
Finnish:
valkokulmaviuhko
French:
Rhipidure hochequeue
Italian:
Willi batticoda
Japanese:
yokofuriougibitaki
Japanese:
ヨコフリオウギビタキ
Dutch:
Tuinwaaierstaart
Norwegian:
Gallaviftestjert
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gallaviftestjert
Polish:
wachlarzówka smolista
Portuguese:
Cauda-de-leque-de-garganta-preta
Russian:
Чёрно-белая веерохвостка
Slovak:
vejárnik trasochvostí
Swedish:
ärlesolfjäderstjärt
Ukrainian:
Віялохвістка чорноряба
Chinese:
黑白扇尾鹟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Rhipidure hochequeue ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Rhipidure hochequeue ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black & White Fantail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black & White Fantail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Willie Wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Rhipidura leucophrys [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Rhipidura leucophrys [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Rhipidura leucophrys [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Willie-wagtail ( Rhipidura leucophrys) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rhipidura leucophrys [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rhipidura leucophrys [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: cuaventall australià
Czech: Pávík cernobílý, pávík černobílý
Danish: Sorthvid Viftehale
German: Gartenfächerschwanz, Garten-Fächerschwanz
English: Black & White Fantail, Black and White Fantail, Black-and-white Fantail, White-browed Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Williewagtail, Willie-wagtail, Willy Wagtail
English (Australia): Willie Wagtail
English (IOC): Willie Wagtail
Spanish: Abanico Lavandera, Cola de Abanico Blanco y Negro
Spanish (Spain): Abanico Lavandera
Spanish (HBW): Willie-wagtail
Finnish: Valkokulmamonarkki, valkokulmaviuhko
French: Rhipidure balancée, Rhipidure hochequeue
Hungarian: fehérhasú legyezőfarok
Indonesian: Kipasan Kebun
Italian: Coda a ventaglio ballerina, Willi batticoda, Willie batticoda
Japanese: yokofuriougibitaki
Japanese: ヨコフリオウギビタキ
Scientific: Muscipeta melanoleuca, Rhipidura leucophrys, Rhipidura leucophrys leucophrys, Rhipidura tricolor, Turdus leucophrys
Lithuanian: Keršoji skėstauodegė
Dutch: Tuinwaaierstaart
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gallaviftestjert
Norwegian: Gallaviftestjert
Polish: Wachlarzówka smolarka, wachlarzówka smolista
Portuguese: Cauda-de-leque-de-garganta-preta
Russian: Черная мухоловка, Чёрно-белая веерохвостка
Slovak: Monarch trasochvostovitý, vejárnik trasochvostí
Serbian: Vili vrtirep
Swedish: Ärleflugsnappare, ärlesolfjäderstjärt
Ukrainian: Віялохвістка чорноряба
Chinese: 黑白扇尾鹟
Chinese (Traditional): 鶺鴒扇尾鶲

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