SNOWY-BROWED FLYCATHCER BY DANIEL RUYLE
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ABOUT THE PHOTO...
Taken on March 13, 2012 on Angka Nature Trail at the summit of Doi Inthanon, the tallest mountain in Thailand, famous for its variety of birds.
I caught a glimpse of this bird on my first visit to the trail, but it retreated into the forest before I could get a shot. A couple days later, I returned hoping to see it again. Although I found Green-tailed Sunbirds, Rufous-winged Fulvettas, Chestnut-crowned Laughing Thrushes, White-browed Shortwings, Dark-backed Sibia, Ashy-throated Warblers, etc., I caught no sight of this little flycatcher until I started heading back. I was happy that it didn't flit away so soon this time!
ABOUT THE BIRD SPECIES...
The food of the Snowy-browed Flycatcher consists mainly of small insects, spiders, small earthworms and some berries. It searches for food at the lower levels of forest edges and clearings, and may run mouse-like over the ground in undergrowth and along fallen branches. It often flicks its tail and holds its wings slightly drooped but may also sit motionless on a perch for long periods. Outside the breeding season, this species is usually solitary. Its quiet song consists of three or four wheezy high-pitched notes, “tsit-sit-si-sii”
The nest is a cup or oval with a side entrance made from moss, fine plant fibres and feathers, and is built by both sexes. It is usually placed in a hole in a tree trunk or stump, or on the ground in a hollow between tree roots or boulders. Both sexes incubate the 2 to 4 eggs and feed the young.
Source: Birding in Taiwan
The Snowy-browed Flycatcher (Ficedula hyperythra) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family.
It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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at Saturday, 05 May 2012 18:50
Such a beautiful little bird and a really wonderful capture, Daniel, thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!
at Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:18
Lovely little bird, well done on the beautiful photo.
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