Friday, October 02, 2009

The Asian Paradise Flycatcher

The prize of the hot and muggy day - the Asian Paradise Flycatcher - a migratory species that is found from Turkestan to Manchuria, where they breed. The birds fly out and winter in tropical Asia. Guess what I never noticed the bird before until people started to talk about it this year. I am glad I made the effort to go look for the birds and learn a little about them.The bird that I spotted is a female as it had a grayish throat as seen in the photo below. The adult male Asian Paradise-flycatcher is beautiful bird with a black crested head, chestnut upper parts, pale grey underparts and long tail streamers. He's the one that all birders are looking for.


lew said...

He's so beautiful! And his color is so distinct and lush.

Shirls said...

Thanks! she is a pretty bird