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Verditer Flycatcher

Eumyias thalassina

Description:

It is named after its distinctive shade of copper-sulphate blue and has a dark patch between the eyes and above the bill base. The adult males are intense blue on all areas of the body, except for the black eye-patch and grey vent. Adult females and sub-adults are lighter blue.

Habitat:

Found in the Indian subcontinent, especially in the Lower Himalayas

Notes:

From the description, I feel its a female Verditer flycatcher. I found it on the branches outside the balcony (Mcleodganj), attracted by its thin whistling call. It was busy hopping and enjoying its prey as the place had an amazing number of flying insects around those branches. Truly fascinating to watch it sooo close!

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5 Comments

surekha
surekha 12 years ago

Thanks Emma, gatorfellows and Christy

surekha
surekha 12 years ago

Yes, truly fascinating to watch it that close! Thank you, Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago

Beautiful! Always wanted to see one :-)

surekha
surekha 12 years ago

Thank you, Atul!

Atul
Atul 12 years ago

lovely spotting !

surekha
Spotted by
surekha

Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Jun 23, 2012
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012

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