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Paperbark Flycatcher

Myiagra nana


This is the smaller northern Australian sub-species, nana, which has a smaller bill and has the glossy blue-black colouring extending further down the back than the Restless Flycatcher. It has a glossy blue-black head, with a small crest, and is white below, from the chin to the undertail, with a blue-black bill surrounded by bristles. The back, wings and tail are darker grey and there may be a slight orange brown tint on the breast.


Open forest, woodland, farmland, inland scrub.


I know I recently posted the same bird but this one is in a different location. My first reference for identification: The Michael Morcombe eGuide to Australian Birds, Mobile App. Third reference:

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armadeus.4 7 years ago

Oh my goodness...I just noticed your comment Mark. I hope you get to see it in the wild one day as well :) This is one of my favourite little birds.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

A handsome little bird! Hope to see it in the wild one day.

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Aug 9, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2014

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