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Indian paradise flycatcher

Indian paradise flycatcher
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nicon Coolpix L820
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/3 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-04-08 23:50
Viewed: 1168
Points: 7
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TODAY (9th April, 2016) I saw it in my own eyes --I can not believe it but it is true.

The Indian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi), is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia that is widely distributed. As the global population is considered stable, it has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2004. The birds inhabit Central to Southeast Asia.

Males have elongated central tail feathers, and a black and rufous plumage in some populations, while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. Asian paradise flycatchers feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-09 0:36]

Hi Biswarup.a very lucky meeting and a very good capture,despite the distance,the light and the difficult location,excellent shot about this rare specie.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

I can understand your excitement, Biswarup. Even I have never seen this bird with my own eyes, man.Lucky guy!
Agree with Luciano. Wish the image were sharper.
All the same, congrats for meeting with and shooting this rare and beautiful bird.

Hello Biswarup,
maybe not quite as sharp as it could be. But sharing your excitement by freshly reporting your rare observation of a paradise fly catcher in full possession of his spectacular tail feathers has certainly been a good decision. It makes us join your excitement, and gives us nice and lively report of such a spectacular encounter. Congratulations!
With best regards,

Hello Biswarup,
A new bird for me and quite beautiful with it's extremely long tail and contrasting blue, gray and cinnamon colors. I like it's long crest and visible eye ring. Always nice to see a new species. Focus appears a tad soft, but I'm sure just capturing it with your camera was thrill enough. Congratulations!!
Hope you don't mind, but I wanted to try a WS image.

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