I can't comment on the merits. I have not been able to get a hold of the paper.
R [c] cyaniceps – Blue-headed Fantail (incl pinicola, but two distinct populations don't match current ssp distributions) R [c] sauli – Tablas Fantail R [c] albiventris – Visayan Fantail
R nigrocinnamomea – Black-and-cinnamon Fantail
R superciliaris – Mindanao Blue Fantail (incl ssp apo) R samarensis – Visayan Blue Fantail
R [javanica] nigritorquis – Philippine Pied Fantail
There seems to be a worldwide bout of "splittitis" going on, and I am by instinct, and by reflex, a lumper rather than a PSC splitter. I need to see the genetics. Implicit in the thesis of the paper is the question, if Philippine Rhipidura is interpreted in this manner, then what about all of the rest of insular Rhipiduridae?