Asian paradise flycatcher
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The Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia. Males have elongated central tail feathers, and in some populations a black and rufous plumage while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. They feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree.
Adult Asian Paradise Flycatchers are 19–22 cm (7.5–8.7 in) long. Their heads are glossy black with a black crown and crest, their black bill round and sturdy, their eyes black. Female are rufous on the back with a greyish throat and underparts. Their wings are 86–92 mm (3.4–3.6 in) long. Young males look very much like females but have a black throat and blue-ringed eyes. As adults they develop up to 24 cm (9.4 in) long tail feathers with two central tail feathers growing up to 30 cm (12 in) long drooping streamers.
Young males are rufous and have short tails. They acquire long tails in their second or third year. Adult males are either predominantly bright rufous above or predominantly white. Some specimens show some degree of intermediacy between rufous and white. Long-tailed rufous birds are generally devoid of shaft streaks on the wing and tail feathers, while in white birds the shaft streaks, and sometimes the edges of the wing and tail feathers are black.
Species: T. paradisi
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Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien une belle scène de la vie sauvage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- [2014-06-11 13:47]
A very nice capture of this flycatcher despite the difficult location and light too,perfect dot fo fire for very good detail and natural colors too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Good shot, Manaswi, with excellent sharpness and colors.
The tail of this specimen, surprisingly, is not all that long.
Wow - great ! You had a great luck to see and to fotograph this beautiful bird with the jung in the nest.
have a nice day
PS: the pic has been brightened a bit too much to my opinion.
- [2014-06-12 10:57]
very charming scene, very fine picture presented with natural colors and with a nice composition. May be that the sharpness is not at the top, but here the picture is lovely like this.