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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Paradise flycatcher

One of the birds in Brunei that I always wanted to get on camera is the asian paradise flycatcher. Occasionally these birds are seen in the forests surrounding Labi road and Teraja. Last weekend, during a morning trip to Teraja, we encountered a loud and active male. It flew around us for several minutes - seeing it was one, getting a picture proved a different matter.
Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi).
Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi).
I finally did get a couple of shots that nicely illustrate how the species got its name. No mistaking this bird, what a splendid little fellow!

Folkert, 27/02/2014


  1. Folkert, wat een mooie vogel. Ik kan me voorstellen, dat je die heel graag voor je lens wilde hebben.
    groeten je moeder.

  2. I am with you on the difficulty of getting a nice photo of this beauty, Folkert.