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Indian paradise flycatcher

Terpsiphone paradisi


The Indian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia, where it is widely distributed. Males have elongated central tail feathers, and a black and rufous plumage in some populations, while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. Indian paradise flycatchers feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree


The Indian paradise flycatcher is a migratory bird and spends the winter season in tropical Asia. In southern India and Sri Lanka, both locally breeding populations and visiting migrants occur in winter. Indian paradise flycatchers inhabit thick forests and well-wooded habitats from Central Asia to south-eastern China, Nepal, all over India and Sri Lanka to Myanmar

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1 Comment

MichaelS a month ago

Hi Vinayak Gilbile, these are great habitat notes! Wonderful spottings!

Vinayak Gilbile
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Vinayak Gilbile

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 2, 2020
Submitted on Jul 2, 2020

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