03 April 2011

Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina)/ Sambar Ranting (FH)

The Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina) is an Old World flycatcher found in the Malaysia, Indian subcontinent, especially in the Lower Himalaya
It is named after its distinctive shade of copper-sulphate blue and has a dark patch between the eyes and above the bill base.
The adult males are intense blue on all areas of the body, except for the black eye-patch and grey vent.
Adult females and sub-adults are lighter blue.
They are also interesting among the flycatchers in that they forage above the canopy level and perching on electric wires or exposed tree top branches.

                                                                                                                                                                 Loc - FH Malaysia April 2011


  1. Nice shots, I especially like the one perched on the flowering branch.

  2. thank bang...hope to be there again soon...