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Books about Fantails

This page lists books that are totally or partially about Fantails. The books are listed in order of publication date with the most recent at the top.


Family: Rhipiduridae
Genus: Rhipidura

The Fantails are a genus of passerines found in Asia and Australisia. There are approximately 50 species of fantails.


New Zealand Forest Birds and their World

Geoff Moon

New Holland


"Drawing on more than 70 years worth of study in the field & representing literally thousands of hours spent poised behind a 300mm lens Forest Birds by Geoff Moon presents a visual and written portrait of the most important or characteristic birds of the New Zealand forest. Arranged in taxonomic order, these total nearly 30 species, among them some of the country's best-loved birds such as the bellbird, fantail, kingfisher, kiwi, kokako, morepork, tomtit, kakariki, saddleback, stitchbird and tui. Enriching the photography are Geoff's personal notes, amassed like his photographs from decades of observation."

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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers

Editors: Josep Del Hoyo, Andrew Elliot and David Christie

Lynx Edicions


800 pages, 55 colour plates, over 300 photographs, 723 distribution maps.

This volume covers old world flycatchers, wattle-eyes, fantails, monarch-flycatchers, kinglets, gnatcatchers, cisticolas and allies and old world warblers.

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Handbook of Australian, New Zealand, and Antarctic Birds: Volume 6: Pardlotes to Shrike-thrushes

Editor: P. J. Higgins and J.M. Peter

Illustrations: Jeff Davies

Oxford University Press


"This volume provides detailed descriptions of 107 species, including the pardalotes, gerygones and thornbills, the robins, babblers, wedgebills and quail-thrushes, in addition to the monarchs, flycatchers and fantails. Forty-three colour plates by renowned bird artists such as Peter Marsack and Peter Slater depict all of these species of bird in fine detail, showing those small differentiations in plumage which may be used to determine accurately the age and sex of individual birds."

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The Robins and Flycatchers of Australia

Editor: Walter E. Boles

Birds Of Australia series

The National Photographic index of Australian Wildlife

Angus & Robertson


"Includes coverage of thrushes, robins, shrike-thrushes, monarchs, fantails, quailthrushes, logrunners, whipbirds and babblers."

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Last updated December 2013