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Asian Paradise Flycatcher (F)

Asian Paradise Flycatcher (F)
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Copyright: satirtha ghosh (bluesky1975) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 235] (1572)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Tamron 150-600mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-01-05 9:13
Viewed: 977
Points: 8
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Asian paradise flycatcher is a beautiful bird. I was fortunate to capture this image from relatively close quarters at the Old Magazine House in Dandeli.

Males occur in two morphs, one with a rufous or glossy chestnut upper plumage and another with a white or dirty white plumage. The edges of the wings and tail feathers are sometimes black. Head of Asian paradise flycatcher is glossy black with a glossy black crown and crest. They have short legs and sit very upright whilst perched prominently. The bill is round and sturdy and bluish black in color. Eyes are black, and the eye rings are bluish black. Male Asian Paradise-flycatcher have long tail feathers with a central pair of tail feathers growing up to 20 to 30 cm long drooping streamers. The females are only 20 cm long and lack the tail streamers. Female are rufous on the back with a greyish throat and underparts, and they have short tail with rufous wings and a black head. Females have greyish throat and underpart, the eyes are black with bright bluish rings around the eyes.
They found in India, Sri Lanka, and Turkestan to Manchuria and west to the Malay Archipelago where they inhabit the islands of Sumba and Alor. There are resident populations in southern India and Sri Lanka, hence both visiting migrants and the locally breeding subspecies occur in these areas in winter. They are migratory and spend the winter season in tropical Asia. They prefer thick forests and well-wooded habitats. They also found in forest, gardens, shady groves, light deciduous jungle, and bamboo ravines. They spend the winter season in tropical Asia.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-01-05 9:18]

Hi Satirtha,the right way to turn the head for this beautiful flycatcher! So the pic is absolutely perfect,bright colors and fine details despite the difficult light and location,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano


A pro capture here. love the tack sharpness as well as the crop. outstanding work on this one.


Hello Satirtha,
Darun picture 😊 of this 🐦 . BG looks very beautiful and composition is truly eye catching. I like beautiful tone in this picture.
Thanks for sharing your work 😊

I missed this out last month, Satirtha.
Brilliant capture with lovely shades of colours on the bird.

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