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African Paradise-Flycatcher

terpsiphone viridis

Description:

A beautiful crested flycatcher sadly obstructed by some green leaves. This is the female with the much shorter tail but still maintaining the beautiful red and dark plumage. It is considered to be the most beautiful of the fly catchers in the region with its striking plumage becoming irridecent in the sun. A common resident and feeding well off an abundence of insects in a wooded area. They do not restrict their diet to just flies and will tackle many diferent insects from beetles to butterflies. Spiders and ants have also been seen to be on the menu.

Habitat:

Enjoys forested and wooded areas and gardens as far south as the tip of the Western Cape.


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Michael Strydom
Spotted by
Michael Strydom

Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Lat: -18.50, Long: 26.38

Spotted on Dec 3, 2019
Submitted on Dec 3, 2019

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