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Asian Brown Flycatcher

Asian Brown 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: 2009-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-18 1:34
Viewed: 3093
Points: 4
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Asian Brown Flycatcher
(Muscicapa dauurica)
Size: 14 cm

Medium Ėsized, stocky flycatcher with large head and eyes, and short tail. It has a paler and browner than Dark-sided with whiter under-parts and only diffuse brown wash on flanks and breast. Itís has a faint and dark moustachial-stripes. Thin, white wing stripes and obvious whitish eye rings, lores and throat. It has a shorter primary projection and larger bill with prominent yellow base to lower mandible. It has black legs. Both sexes are alike. Juvenile has paler, especially below, and with whiter spotting.

Usually silent but call tzet. Sound loud and trilling.

Inhabits open deciduous forests, plantations, groves and gardens. It feeds as Spotted but less aerial and more crepuscular. They are usually single, perches rather low.

A common winter visitor throughout the island.

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Hi Ang,
Lovely capture of this little Flycatcher, very similar to our little Silvereye. Nice work.

  • Great 
  • shree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
  • [2010-01-18 3:55]

Excellent shot, Ang! And what stands out in your capture is the way light is falling on the bird and on the twig - giving it a painting like appearance. The blurred background looks very nice. Colours are lovely and the composition is just perfect.

Thanks so much for sharing!

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