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Dusky Flycatcher A common resident in this area although I am not often fortunate enough to see them. This one made my day! African Dusky Flycatcher,Geotagged,Muscicapa  adusta,South Africa,Winter,birds,flycatchers,south africa Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Dusky Flycatcher

A common resident in this area although I am not often fortunate enough to see them. This one made my day!

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  1. That's nice Claire - looks like it was happy for you to take it's picture. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Stuart, I think it was so busy catching flies it didn't even notice me! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Beautiful shot, and bird. Love it. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you, pretty little thing isn't it! Posted 3 years ago
  3. Excellent closeup, Claire! I've set the country to SA, I hope that's correct? Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. Internet problems followed by a power outage so I couldn't get the geotag done yesterday! Posted 3 years ago
      1. No worries, hope all is OK. Posted 3 years ago
        1. Yup....just life as normal in rural South Africa ! :)
          Posted 3 years ago
          1. Actually we had an outage last week here as well in the urbanized north ;) Posted 3 years ago
  4. Great shot with a nice background. Excellent shot Claire. Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. Thank you Sunil! Posted 3 years ago
  5. Love the lighting and subject in this shot, it looks like the light comes from below was it over water? Posted 3 years ago
  6. Thanks Ant, it was actually quite low to the ground, less than 1m, but maybe the sun was playing tricks? Posted 3 years ago
  7. excellent work well done Posted 3 years ago

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The African Dusky Flycatcher, Dusky-brown Flycatcher or Dusky Alseonax, ''Muscicapa adusta'', is a small passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher family, Muscicapidae. It is a resident breeder in Africa from Nigeria, the Central African Republic, Sudan and Ethiopia south to South Africa. It is very common in its woodland habitat, which includes riverine forests, evergreen forest edges and clearings, especially near water bodies such as lakes, dams and streams, and well-wooded suburban gardens.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Aug 6, 2015. Captured Aug 6, 2015 10:52 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm