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What

Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

Observer

shantanup

Date

January 13, 2016

Place

sinhagad (Google, OSM)

Description

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.[1] The birds inhabit Central to Southeast Asia.[2]

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.[3] Asian paradise flycatchers feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree.

In his description of 1758, Carl von Linné nominated the species Corvus paradisi.[4] Paradise-flycatchers used to be classified with the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae, but are now placed in the family Monarchidae together with monarch flycatchers.[5][6]

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

Observer

nagarkarsid

Date

January 24, 2016

Place

wai India (Google, OSM)

Description

White bird with a very long tail. Mostly seen in birds of paradise.

I think it is the Asian flycatcher.

Excuse me for the pic quality as it was a few meters away and was shot from a NIKON Coolpix S70 cam. None of us had a SLR

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African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

October 18, 2009

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What

Madagascar Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone mutata

Observer

onjalalaina

Date

December 12, 2015 11:34 AM HST

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Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer

Observer

ddk_photos

Date

November 7, 2015 11:22 AM CET

Description

Feeding on emerging termites

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Japanese Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata

Observer

misooksun

Date

July 2, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Seychelles Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina

Observer

joelemerson

Date

December 15, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis

Observer

muir

Date

November 23, 2015 11:04 AM SAST

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African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis

Observer

muir

Date

November 22, 2015 12:32 PM SAST

Description

Terpsiphone viridis? African paradise flycatcher?

Behavior was interesting. Sallying from a perch above river onto water surface -- drinking or catching prey on the surface of the river?

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African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis

Observer

muir

Date

November 22, 2015 12:31 PM SAST

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What

African Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis

Observer

congonaturalist

Date

November 20, 2015 04:30 PM CET

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What

Madagascar Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone mutata

Observer

cedroc

Date

August 30, 2015

Description

(C) M. Lorentz

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

No range data available.
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