Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
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|This is another collection from my recent trip... The limitation of the focal length has resulted in a slightly noisy image....|
Info about the species:
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family. This is an insectivorous species which breeds in tropical Asia, from the Indian Subcontinent eastwards to Southeast Asia. Its range stretches across all the countries from India to Indonesia. They are blue on the upperparts and the throat and breast are rufous in color. They are found in dense scrub to forest habitats.
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher is about 11–12 cm long. It sits upright and forages mainly in the overgrowth. The male's upper parts are bright blue, its throat and breast are red, and the rest of the underparts are white. The female is duller blue with a brighter blue brow, shoulder, rump, and tail. It hybridizes with the Pale-chinned Flycatcher (Cyornis poliogenys) in the Eastern Ghats of India and these hybrids have sometimes been called the subspecies vernayi. The juvenile is streaked and has a spotted mantle, scaly brown upperparts, head and breast, with just the wings and tail being blue.
Info source: Wikipedia.
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Good contribution to TN in the from of this bird we don't see often here, Satirtha. The variety of Indian birds on indianaturewatch.net is amazing.
Good capture of this bird in the ambient light.
Really a good picture.
great spotting and capture.
Nice to see this rare bird.
with best wishes,
- [2013-06-15 9:02]
A difficult pose and a situation a bit disturbed,but an excellent work whit the best dot of fire on the flycatcher and very bright colors,i like the acrobatic pose too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano