Wildlife in India

Indian Paradise Flycatcher

Indian Paradise Flycatcher – Pench National Park

This beautiful bird is also a state bird of Madhya Pradesh.

Indian Paradise Flycatcher - Pench National Park

This photograph is that of an adult male. Notice the black head with the prominent trailing crest, white body and white tail streamers – these are the characteristics of male, while the females lack the long tail streamers and have a paler grey throat.  They are best seen during the breeding summer and monsoon months as they become more vocal and active during this time.

Photo Courtesy: Ashish Tirkey

2 thoughts on “Indian Paradise Flycatcher

  1. I never had an idea of that bird. Today just half an hour ago I was this bird just out side of my window. I never saw that bird before. I took a small video of it. And that is also a Male bird too, as per your description.

  2. In every summer in April may a pair of male and female this bird has come in my garden. First time From here I know the bird name… Thank you

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