The Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) are a migratory species that travel to south-eastern Australia in the spring to breed and then north in the autumn.

They are also known as the Rufous-fronted Fantail or the Black-breasted rufous-Fantail. They are distinguished by their orange-brown back, rump and base of tail. They have a black and white breast feathers that merges into black then white up the throat to the chin.

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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Rhipiduridae
  • Genus: Rhipidura
  • Species: R. rufifrons
  • Binomial name: Rhipidura rufifrons