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Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Asian Paradise 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: 2010-10-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-18 5:49
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Asian Paradise Flycatcher
(Terpsiphone paradisi) 寿带鸟
Size: 22 cm

Distinguished from similar Japanese paradise-flycatcher, T. atrocaudata, by bright rufous (not blackish rufous) wings and tail. Male has elongated tail (20-25 cm); some males have white body and tail.

Itís has a whistling song; during migration a soft theat.

Found in all kinds of arboreal habitat, from primary lowland rainforest to deciduous woodlands at lower mountain altitudes. During migration, they can also be seen in mangroves, forest edges and scrub. A successful species, found solitary or in pairs. During peak migration occurs locally, in relatively high densities for a forest bird. It perches in the middle storey and catches flying insects.

A common winter visitor throughout the island.

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