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Johan van Rensburg
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Flycatcher, blue-mantled crested-

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:45 pm

This is a male blue-mantled crested-flycatcher, generally a secretive bird of the deep shadowy areas of thick bush. Their diet is exclusively made up of small invertebrates, often foraging from a perch from which it takes short looping flights to hawk prey items. With their dark plumage they are often very difficult to spot in the habitat they frequent.

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Re: Flycatcher, blue-mantled crested-

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:11 pm

As always a very nice shot Johan.

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