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Asian Paradise flycatcher (female)

Terpsiphone paradisi

Description:

Adult Asian Paradise Flycatchers are 19–22 cm (7.5–8.7 in) long. Their heads are glossy black with a black crown and crest, their black bill round and sturdy, their eyes black. Female are rufous on the back with a greyish throat and underparts. Their wings are 86–92 mm (3.4–3.6 in) long. Young males look very much like females but have a black throat and blue-ringed eyes. As adults they develop up to 24 cm (9.4 in) long tail feathers with two central tail feathers growing up to 30 cm (12 in) long drooping streamers.

Habitat:

Asian Paradise-flycatchers inhabit thick forests and well-wooded habitats from Turkestan to Manchuria, all over India and Sri Lanka to the Malay Archipelago on the islands of Sumba and Alor.[6] They are vagrant in Korea and Maldives, and regionally extinct in Singapore.[1]

Notes:

the plumage of this bird is unmistakable. the male fly catcher is more eye catching than the female.

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2 Comments

adrika.2612
adrika.2612 8 years ago

thanks for the info!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Lovely !
please update its scientific name ...Terpsiphone paradisi :)

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