Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Flycatcher mix up



Here are two birds often mixed up.

1st is a Pale Blue Flycatcher.....this bird prefers to perch inside the shades of the forest and I have not seen it on an open exposed branch.......
http://www.xeno-canto.org/213578

2nd is Verditer Flycatcher which is a much more commonly seen bird as it is often seen perched in the open.
http://www.xeno-canto.org/255731

Both birds are widely distributed in SEA and South Asia.
They dont belong to the same genus. Pale Blue being a cyornis and Verditer part of the much smaller group of Eumyias..













Both pix from Bhutan

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