Abuko Nature Reserve, Western Region, The Gambia.
Aka Red-bellied Paradise-Flycatcher. Abuko Nature Reserve, Western Division, The Gambia.
Immature male. Another from my first afternoon in the Gambia. Garden of Gambia Bird Lodge, Tanji Village, The Gambia.
Picture 1 Male.
Picture 2 Female.
The paradise flycatchers, Terpsiphone, are a genus of monarch flycatchers. The genus ranges across Africa and Asia, as well as a number of islands. A few species are migratory, but the majority are resident. The most telling characteristic of the genus is the long tail streamers of the males of many species. In addition to the long tails the males and females are sexually dimorphic and have rufous, black and white plumage.