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Dark-sided Flycatcher

Dark-sided Flycatcher
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-19 1:57
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Points: 6
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Dark-Sided Flycatcher
(Muscicapa sibirica) 乌鹟
Size: 13 cm

Distinguished with some difficulty from Asian Brown Flyucatcher by its small black bill and streaks on the flanks. The Grey-Streaked Flycatcher, M. griseisticta, is larger (15cm), more slender and has much more prominent streaking on the under-parts.

A clear chi-up, chi-up.

It breeds in the mountain forest, from 2000 3000m. It moves south during winter and settles in the tropical lowlands. It seems to prefer somewhat more densely forested habitats than the Asian Brown Flycatcher and is less likely to turn up in open woodlands and gardens. It also seems to occur in smaller numbers.

A uncommon winter visitor in the island.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-19 7:00]

hello Ang,
A cute and vivid bird bird shown in a very pleasing horizontal composition. Fine and subtle shot.
Thanks and kind regards

Hi Meerkat.
I have never seen this beautiful little flycatcher. That big eye is just awesome.
Well captured with a good composition and OOF background.
Did you see the Meerkat I posted for you?

Hello Ang
What a charming bird, i love his big eyes and nice beak,
this photo is very sharp with superb colors and excellent blurred BG
Thanks a lot for sharing

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