Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
I finished my birding and was returning home.. When i reached base of hill(vetal tekdi, pune, maharashtra, india) i was still searching if i can see anything new and this beauty came in front of me flying from somewhere.. I took my camera and took few images.. This was my first sighting of this species.. Made my day..
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family. This is an insectivorous species which breeds in tropical Asia, from the Indian Subcontinent eastwards to Southeast Asia. Its range stretches across all the countries from India to Indonesia. They are blue on the upperparts and the throat and breast are rufous. They are found in dense scrub to forest habitats.
The name commemorates the British ornithologist Samuel Tickell who collected in India and Burma.