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African paradise flycatcher

Terpsiphone viridis


Blackbird sized bird with a long tail - the breeding male tail would be twice as long as these in pictures. They are boldly coloured, rusty brown above, while the head and underparts are much darker, blueish-dark-grey to black.


This is a common sub-Saharan flycatcher found in open woodland and savannah. Here, seen in Kunene region of Namibia (northwest), around Sesfontein town, in arid open acacia tree-and-shrub landscape, very dry (but still magnificent and rich in wildlife) at the moment, following a three-year dry-spell. This group was observed around a water point, much greener than the rest of the area.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Kunene Region, Namibia

Spotted on Mar 14, 2020
Submitted on Mar 14, 2020

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