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Arafura Fantail

(Rhipidura dryas)
Alternate name(s): "Wood Fantail"
Size: 16 cm; wing span 21 cm
Weight: 7-10 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

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Frontal view of an Arafura Fantail (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, August 2012]

Frontal view of an Arafura Fantail
[Adelaide River, NT, August 2014]

Near-frontal view of an Arafura Fantail (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Fogg Dam NR, NT, August 2013]

Lateral view of an Arafura Fantail, with its tail fanned characteristically (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, August 2012]

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