Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bird watching @ Thandikudi: Asian Brown Flycatcher

Thandikudi is a wonderful place to enjoy bird watching and it’s a paradise for birds.  When i was staying amid the coffee plantations and canopy of trees, in the Narumana Kudil (fragrant huts) maintained by the village council there, I got to watch many birds and listen to distinct voices of same and one of it was the cute little Asian Brown Flycatcher.

Asian Brown Flycatcher

The Asian Brown Flycatcher is a small passerine bird in the family of flycatcher – Muscicapidae, and it is an insectivorous species which breeds in Japan, Eastern Siberia and the Himalayas. It is migratory and winters in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia.

Asian Brown Flycatcher
doesn't this look cute?
This species is 13 cm long, including the cocked tail. It is similar in shape to the larger spotted flycatcher, but is relatively longer-tailed and the adult has grey-brown upper-parts, which become grayer as the plumage ages, and whitish under parts with brown-tinged flanks. Young birds have scaly brown upper-parts, head and breast. (source of info: wiki)

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15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jeevan, what a great post and photos on the Asian Brown Flycatcher! Sounds like a great place to see wonderful birds! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a great weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

an adorable little thing! so cute and curious.

Christian Weiß said...

Great little bird.

Destination Infinity said...

Such a small bird flies across countries and seas? Next birth I want to be born as a bird. Eagle or hawk maybe :)

Destination Infinity

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice shots, Jeevan. Thanks for eating all those bugs, birdie!
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Uppal said...

Lovely shots!

GreenComotion said...

Not a bird I have seen before, so this was a special treat for me, Jeevan - thank you!
It is always nice to listen to the songs of the birds.
Listening to the songs and not letting the mind wander is a great way to spend time.
Have a Great Week!
Peace :)

Renu said...

beautiful bird!

Twilight Man said...

It took me some years to understand why many people could travel for miles and overseas to watch birds. I thought they are insane but now I have started to like this hobby. Each morning I tried to look out for the herons that perch on the trees near my house. I believe they flew in from China or Japan, so faraway!

Elsie Amata said...

So adorable. I have to say, Jeevan, you really show me the beauty that is India. Thank you!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, a very cute bird.

Indrani said...

Indeed cute!
Excellent shots!

L. D. said...

The flycatcher is a sweet little guy or girl.

Meoww said...

Beautiful shot!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and cute bird.