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Malagasy Paradise flycatcher (female), Ankarafantsika, Madagascar On her small nest. They are pretty nervous birds, but as we saw her nesting here, we knew she would come back, and she did in only a matter of minutes. The male also stayed close:<br />
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Malagasy Paradise flycatcher (female), Ankarafantsika, Madagascar

On her small nest. They are pretty nervous birds, but as we saw her nesting here, we knew she would come back, and she did in only a matter of minutes. The male also stayed close:

Malagasy paradise flycatcher, male white morph, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar Finally. We've seen white morphs of flycatchers in Sri Lanka (asian flycatcher) and Madagascar on several occasions but never got a clear shot until this day. Female nesting nearby:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/39661/malagasy_paradise_flycatcher_female_ankarafantsika_madagascar.html Africa,Ankarafantsika,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Malagasy paradise flycatcher,Spring,Terpsiphone mutata,World

    comments (4)

  1. I like its pretty blue eyes. Too cute Pic. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Wow! Adorable! Your patience paid off! :-)
    Posted 4 years ago
  3. Utterly enchanting. What a wonderful treat to see such a bird and observe the nest as well. Lovely detail captured in this superb image Ferdy. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks so much, Ruth, I have fond memories of this one. Posted 2 months ago

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The Malagasy paradise flycatcher is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is found in Comoros, Madagascar, and Mayotte. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 24, 2016. Captured Oct 21, 2015 11:23 in 4, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO500
  • 400mm