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Broad-billed Flycatcher

Myiagra ruficollis mimikae


These beautiful little Flycatchers are a deep, slightly glossy blue-grey on the head and extending down the back. Under the tail is a dark grey while the belly, extending down to the undertail is white. The neck and chest is a lovely, deep rufous-orange colour. These birds have graduated tail feathers (see pic2) which distinguish it from a female Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula).


Floating around in this tree that was on the edge of the garden at Goombaragin on the Dampier Peninsula. It's the same tree the Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris) was in the day before.


I never heard a sound from this little one but it stayed within sight for ages so we could both check each other out. Further reference:

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

armadeus.4 a month ago

I agree Sukanya! :)

SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

So sweet.

armadeus.4 2 months ago

Thank you Dawn and Hema! :)

Hema 2 months ago

Cute bird

So cute!

armadeus.4 2 months ago

Thank you Leuba, Single D, and Jae for your lovely comments! :)

Jae 2 months ago

Nice photos, armadeus.

Single D
Single D 2 months ago

That is a great photo and shows me a bird that I may never see.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

What a cute little face. Lovely pic.

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jun 3, 2019
Submitted on Jun 6, 2020

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