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Asian Paradise Flycatcher (male)
Asian Paradise Flycatcher (male)
Asian Paradise Flycatcher (male) Asian Paradise Flycatcher (male) Asian Paradise Flycatcher (male)  

This bird, Asian Paradise Flycatcher happens to be one of my favourites simply because of its looks. Although this swift illusive bird has not given me good sightings so far, this happens to be on my hit list. I would love to have a crisp photograph with clean background of this beauty as one of my living room wall paper.

Adult Asian Paradise-flycatchers are 19–22 cm long. Their heads are glossy black with a black crown and crest, their black bill round and sturdy, their eyes black. Female are rufous on the back with a greyish throat and underparts. Their wings are 86–92 mm long. Male Asian Paradise-flycatchers change the colour of their plumage in the first few years of their lives. Sub-adult males look very much like females but have a black throat and blue-ringed eyes. As adult they develop up to 24 cm long tail feathers. Their rufous plumage moults into white with the central pair of tail feathers growing up to 30 cm long streamers that droop. There are adults called rufous-morph with rufous wings and tail but white underparts.

They are migratory and spend the winter season in tropical Asia. There are resident populations in southern India, hence both visiting migrants and the locally breeding subspecies occur in these areas in winter.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Dudhraj) is the state bird of Madhya Pradesh (state in central India).

Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

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