Saturday 9 September 2023

Male Amur Paradise Flycatcher

Amur paradise flycatcher, (Terpsiphone incei, 寿带鸟)

I spot them occasionally in the parks of Changsha, though they are usually timorous and stay high in the dark tree canopies. One summer day was cooler than most others this season, so I went out to see who was more active in the nearby forests. Many birds and insects were less dormant. This male, in white plumage, was only visible for one moment, but that is one moment longer than I have seen one for the past few years. I don't except to see another this fall season, but perhaps I will see one again next year, or the year after.

Amur Paradise Flycatcher