Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Flycatcher

Flycatcher

Flycatchers

 

A7R4  in APS-C mode
A1 in APS-C mode. 12 Jun 2022
 
FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
GM 600/4.   10 Sept 2022
 
MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190XPROB/GHFG1.  14 Dec 2021
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1.  May 2022

 

 

 

 

Dark-sided Flycatcher

A dark, boldly streaked flycatcher. Upperparts sooty grey, much darker than Asian Brown Flycatcher. Underparts dirty white with bold diffused dark streaking, especially on breast and flanks. White malars and half-collar bolder and more prominent than Asian Brown Flycatcher.

f7.1 1/500. @600mm, ISO 2000, Dairy Farm Nature Park, 9 Feb 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green-backed Flycatcher

A yellowish flycatcher with diagnostic olive-green back. Male yellow-browed, largely olive-greenish on the upperparts, with a white wing patch. Underparts and rump rich yellow. Female similar to yellow-rumped Flycatcher, but yellower on underparts, usually showing two thin pale wing bars, also lacks yellow rump and has a more prominant eye-ring.

 

Male, f6.3 1/250. @600mm, ISO 6400, Dairy Farm Nature Park, 9 Feb 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Oriental Magpie-Robin

A familair balck and white chat. Head and upperparts black, contrasting with white upperparts from lower breast backwards. Also note white wing patch and outer tail. Female similar to male but with black parts replaced by slate-grey.

 

Male, f6.3 1/320. @600mm, ISO 1000, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, 5 Jan 2022

 

 

Female, f6.3 1/800. @600mm, ISO 4000, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, 31 Jan 2022

 

 

 

Female, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1000, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, 11 Feb 2022

 

Female, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 2000, MacRitchie Reservoir, 27 May 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher

Rather long bill with pale yellow lower mandible, faint dark mottling on throat. Orange legs.

f6.3 1/800. @600mm, ISO 20000, Hindhede Nature Park, 22 Oct 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Brown Flycatcher

A nondescript brown flycatcher. Plumage mostly greyish brown on the upperparts and dirty white on the underparts, with a variable wash of grey-brown on the breast and flanks. Also pale lore patch and white eye-ring.

f8 1/800. @600mm, ISO 2000, Kent Ridge Park, 26 Oct 2021

 

f8 1/500. ISO 1250, GM600. TC1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 26 Nov 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Brown-streaked Flycatcher

Similar to Asian Brown Flycatcher. Upperparts and wings brown, but more richly coloured, although this can be difficult to see well. Lower mandible pale yellow. Diffused brown streaks from upper breast run down to flanks. Belly dirty white.

A6400, f6.3 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 4000, Botanic Garden, 10 Sept 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Spotted Flycatcher

A first time seen lost migrant spotted in Singapore Kent Ridge Park. It was here likely due to 'navigation error'. Native to Palearctic region from Western Europe to North Mongolia. The birds breed in the swampy coniferous forest of Russia and Mongolia, west to Europe, south to mountains of Central Asia. The birds typically migrate from northern Asia to Africa via Middle East and Western India. The bird is very similar to Asian Brown Flycatcher, except it has additional streaks on its crown and chest, and a lower beak with more black than orange.

f8 1/640. @600mm, ISO 1250, 24 Oct 2021

 

 

f8 1/640. @600mm, ISO 1000, 24 Oct 2021

 

 

 

f8 1/640. @600mm, ISO 2500, 24 Oct 2021

 

 

 

f6.3 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 6400, 26 Oct 2021

 

 

 

f6.3 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 3200, 26 Oct 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Green Leafbird

The largest leafbird. Male entirely green with black face and bib, and a bluish malar band only visible in good light. Separated from similar Lesser Green Leafbird by larger size, stouter bill and absence of yellow rimto bib. Female is mostly green, but shows diagnostic yellow eye-ring, yellow chin and throat.

Male, f10 1/800. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 2000, Full Frame, Dairy Farm Nature Park, 16 Jun 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

White-rumped Shama

A long-tailed, black and orange chat. Head, back, wings and tail dark glossy black, broken by large patch on rump and uppertail coverts. Belly to undertail rufous-orange. Female similar to male but with black parts replaced by dark grey, with rufous lining to wing feathers. Young birds mostly brown on upperparts wiht buff speckling.

f8 1/250. @600mm, ISO 4000, Thomson Nature Park, 8 Jul 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

This species* occurs primarily as a passage migrant during the northern winter. In non-breeding plumage, both sexes have a glossy black head with chestnut-brown wings and back. Underparts are usually greyish on the upper breast with a whitish belly. A rare white morph also occurs with a glossy black head and uniformly white plumage. In breeding plumage, males have very long tail streamers.

 

* Recent geneitc studies have resulted in splitting this species into three:  Amur Paradise Flycatcher, Blyth's Paradise Flycatcher, and Indian Paradise Flycatcher.

f5.6 1/500. ISO 1600, GM600. TC 1.4x, Eagle Point, 28 Oct 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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