Saturday, May 07, 2016

Bird Watching @ Thandikudi: Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

I have been to Thandikudi (on the lower Palani hills of Kodaikanal,) couple of time, and with a plan to go ahead tomorrow, I like to share one of the lovely birds I captured over there. Thandikudi is a wonderful place to enjoy bird watching and it is open to cute little birds alike the Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher.

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family and it is an insectivorous species which breeds in tropical Asia, from the Indian Subcontinent eastwards to Southeast Asia. Its range stretches across all the countries from India to Indonesia and they are found in dense scrub to forest habitats.

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Measured about 11-12 cm in long, the bird has blue upper parts and the throat and breast are orange and the rest of the under parts are white. The bird sings in metallic tone includes a series of clicks followed by five or six notes that end abruptly. It is a wary bird and not always easily observed and it a forest-loving species which is found in thick cover and shade, and particularly haunts the banks of wooded streams.

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14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jeevan, your flycatcher is a pretty bird. the orange breast reminds me of the robin. Great post and photos.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Blogger Jedidja said...

How beautiful, this bird!I love the blue parts!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

What a beautiful bird.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

George said...

You captured some wonderful pictures of this beautiful bird.

RedPat said...

Ity reminds me of a robin too! It's beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

a gorgeous bird!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Very beautiful bird, commentary and photos!
Well done, Jeevan.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Twilight Man said...

Bird watching is such a popular hobby now. I have seen so many Facebook and blogs sharing their passion for birds. I don't get to see nice birds like yours around my home. I must pay more attention.

Destination Infinity said...

The color on the top of the bird seems to be blue?

Destination Infinity

Elsie Amata said...

What a gorgeous bird. The colors are so bright! Just beautiful.

Indrani said...

Pretty capture for the theme.

Sandhya said...

The bird looks beautiful! Will visit this place next time when we go to Pazhani.

Lady Fi said...

Gorgeous shots.

ashok said...

cute ones