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Flycatcher, African Paradise

Roberts No: 710

Glossy dark crested head, tail with long streamers. Bright blue bill and eye-ring. Upperparts, wings and tail rufous, grayish underparts. Unobtrusive. Always on the move, flitting about. Hunts insects in flight. 18 cm tail in breeding season

Family Name:
Terpsiphone viridis
Common Name:
Flycatcher, African Paradise
17 to 20 cm
Intra-African migrant
arthropods, mainly insects.