Skip to Content

Flycatcher, blue-mantled crested-

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
User avatar
Johan van Rensburg
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Birder of the Year (2015)
Posts: 2466
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:33 pm
Location: Jam Street

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.

Image
725 Latest lifers: Common whitethroat, Swamp boubou, Hartlaub's babbler, Chirping cisticola, Coppery-tailed coucal, Red-billed spurfowl, White-browed coucal, Scharlow's turaco, Copper sunbird, Long-toed lapwing.

Ladybirder
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 578
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:09 pm

Re: Flycatcher, blue-mantled crested-

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

As always a very nice shot Johan.


Return to “Birding in Southern Africa”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Nkulu at 14:34:17
orpen
Submitted by Anonymous at 20:09:48
satara
Submitted by rvanheerden at 06:32:06
nossob
Submitted by Mischief at 05:57:31