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Rhipidura rufifrons

3 Rufous Fantail at Bandiana, VIC

Rhipidura rufifrons at Bandiana, VIC - 25 Mar 2022
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Identification history

Rhipidura rufifrons 26 Mar 2022 Liam.m
Rhipidura rufifrons 25 Mar 2022 KylieWaldon

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Significant sighting

Liam.m noted:
26 Mar 2022

Quite a rare visitor to the area, likely passing through

User's notes

Is it even possible? I could have sworn that this bird I saw this morning was a rufous fantail. Didn't think they ever came into our area? And of course, I had the short lens on the camera at that moment. It was in a pocket of wattle shrubbery with lots of other small birds frolicking when it just darted out - did a bit of a fan dance and went back into cover! I don't even believe it - and I saw it!

7 comments

Darcy wrote:
   25 Mar 2022
Good chance it is, they migrate through here occasionally, and there was a reliable sighting of one at the back end of Thurgoona on the 18th March
   25 Mar 2022
Thank you Darcy. I think it was one in a million that I saw it. It was the way back - didn't see it on the way past the first time.
Liam.m wrote:
   26 Mar 2022
Great sighting Kylie!
   27 Mar 2022
THank you. Looks like I've got a 2nd shot. But its no better than this one.
   27 Mar 2022
Oh ps. The other rufous coloured things in shot are bunches of wattle seeds dried off.
SamC_ wrote:
   28 Mar 2022
Can't believe I missed this sighting! Impressive sighting Kylie!
   29 Mar 2022
thanks Sam :)

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 25 Mar 2022 09:08 AM Recorded on
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