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Taiga Flycatcher

Ficedula albicilla or Ficedula parva albicilla

Description:

A species of migratory birds. The female has brown upper parts with a blackish tail flanked by white. The breast are buffish with underparts mostly white. The male has ear coverts and sides of the neck blue-tinged grey with breeding males having orange-red coloration on the throats. Unlike taiga flycatcher, the female of the similar red-breasted flycatcher has brown tail while the red color in breeding males extend upto the breast in red-breasted flycatcher.

Habitat:

Its natural habitat is taiga forest. It breeds in North Eurasia from Eastern Russia to Siberia and Mongolia. It is a winter visitor to South and South-east Asia in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, and Japan. It is a rare vagrant to western Europe.

Notes:

Also called "Red-breasted flycatcher"

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PampaMistri
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PampaMistri

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Mar 18, 2015
Submitted on Apr 13, 2015

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