Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Scientifically known as Terpsiphone paradisi, the Asian Paradise Flycatcher is a beautiful bird of medium-size found in Asia. As the name suggests, they eat flies! The best part is, they catch them on the flight. Due to this behavior, they look like dancing in the air especially the males with their beautiful long tails. It is a beautiful sight to see.

Adult Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Female]

The Indian name of Asian Paradise Flycatchers is Swargiya Nartak [स्वर्गीय नर्तक], which means Dancer of the Heaven due to their dance-like flying style.

Adult male Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its long tail

There is a peculiar belief [or maybe truth] that there are 2 male plumages of Asian Paradise Flycatcher:
1] White body and tail [first photo]
2] Brown body and tail [twenty second photo]

Some believe that the second type is a juvenile or a sub-adult.

Female Asian Paradise Flycatchers have brown body, white belly, short brown tail, grey-black head, blue beak, blue eye-border, blue legs. They look quite similar to the second type of male mentioned above, with short tail.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Adult Female] with brown, white and blue colors

Asian Paradise Flycatcher looks an exotic bird, and we may believe at first sight that it must be endangered [me too thought so]. But Asian Paradise Flycatcher is categorized as Least Concerned by IUCN [International Union for Conservation of Nature].

Adult Male Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Here is a beautiful set of photographs of Asian Paradise Flycatcher. Enjoy!

Adult Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Asian Paradise Flycatcher about to fly

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Adult Male] in foliage

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Female] about to take off

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Adult Male]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Fully Grown Male]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Female - Juvenile]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Female]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Juvenile Female]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Male - Sub-Adult]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher - front face

Asian Paradise Flycatcher in foliage

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Male]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher on a branch

Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its shining crown

Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its long tail

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Sub-Adult Male] hidden in branches

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Sub-Adult Male]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its long tail twisted

Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its shining head

Beautiful Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Beautiful bird - Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Beautiful Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher in foliage

Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher on a branch

Juvenile Male Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Juvenile Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher perched on a branch

Long white tail of an Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Long tail of an Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Spike haired Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Close-up of an Asian Paradise Flycatcher

16 comments :

  1. Beautiful photos! What an amazing bird. Our family is waiting upon 5 little finch eggs to hatch :) We are so excited so I loved seeing these this morning. I visited from Wordless Wed.

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    1. So nice you came here and commented.

      I'd love to see the photos of those finch-babies. Do share if possible :)

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  2. Such a wonderful series of shots. I've never seen anything like this before! Wow!

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    1. I am glad you like the bird and the my photography :)

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  3. Absolutely wonderful variety of birds and gorgeous shots ! carol ^_^

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  4. Very nice shots. I love birds and bird-watching.

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  5. This bird is incredibly beautiful!! I'm sure happy that you linked up at the Bird D'Pot and hope whenever you have bird images that you'll return!!

    Happy weekend.

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    1. Sure Anni! Happy weekend to you too!

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  6. Very pretty Flyctcher! Awesome photos! Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thank you! And happy weekend to you too!

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  7. Hari Om
    Superb! Thanks for visiting through the wordless Wednesday links - you may also like to visit my photo blog today, which has a linky specific to birds... MY TAKE ...it would be a courtesy to link back. Jai Ram. YAM xx

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