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Bates's Paradise Flycatcher <br />
Terpsiphone batesi - Tchitrec de Bates<br />
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Bates's Paradise Flycatcher


Terpsiphone batesi - Tchitrec de Bates

Democratic Republic of the Congo

    comments (9)

  1. Adorable birdie! Posted one year ago
  2. Epic bird, never heard of it before!
    Oh, and a late happy 2020 :)
    Posted one year ago
    1. hi Ferdy, hi guys, thanks and of course all the best for 2k????
      Posted one year ago
  3. What a beautiful bird! Posted one year ago
  4. Where were you in DRC? Posted one year ago
    1. Hi Barry, I am in the province of Katanga, precisely in Kisanfu, SE Kolwezi. Posted one year ago
      1. Wow, that is not a place many people go to. You say that you live in West Africa - there? What do you do there, if I may ask? Posted one year ago
        1. Well yes sorry, my bio is a bit out of date, I was still in Ivory Coast two years ish ago, now I am living in DRC, I have been living in several African countries (Gabon, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Congo etc) I am parachutist vet (French army) now working as emergency nurse (specialised in medical evacuation, travel insurance and medical coverage for various events)..that could explain why I am living or working in such places :p
          Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
          1. Wow, what an amazing job, and it certainly gets you around a bit.
            My dream has always been to go to the Congo, but it never seems to happen. I did actually organise something 10 years ago for my 50th birthday, but it all went tits up over there and had to cancel. Not a place I would like to travel to alone, but one day I shall get there!
            Looking forward to more interesting photos from you!
            Posted one year ago

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Bates's paradise flycatcher is a passerine bird belonging to the monarch-flycatcher family, Monarchidae. The sexes are similar in appearance with the upper parts being rufous and the head and underparts being bluish-grey. It is native to central Africa where it is found in the understorey of forests.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Oddfeel
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Uploaded Jan 22, 2020. Captured Jan 22, 2020 17:33 in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/5.6
  • 1/40s
  • ISO1000
  • 400mm