Saturday, February 8, 2014

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)

Engish:     Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
Scientific: Cyornis tickelliae
Sinhala:    ටිකල් නිල්-මැසිමාරා [Tickell Nil

C. tickelliae lives in every part of Sri Lanka and India to southeast Asia. It feeds on insects. This bird has a special ability of catching insects in flight. Female is duller in color compared to male. It can be seen eagerly looking for flying insects to catch in the flight in places where insects are gathered.

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