Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Terpsiphone
Family: Muscicapidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
viridis
NOTES

A migratory bird in our area, moving north-eastwards. Can grow to 40 cm and weighs about 15 g. Eats small insects which it catches on the wing. Makes a neat basin-shaped nest which is always in the shade but not hidden in dense foliage.


AUTHORITY
(Muller, 1776)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Has a beautiful red back and long red tail feathers. The males have longer tails than the females. The head is blue
Colour: Red
Common Name
African paradise flycatcher
Paradise flycatcher
Paradysvlieevanger
Flycatcher
Habitat
NOTES: Found flitting rapidly round in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
October
November
December
January
February
March
Synonyms for Species
Muscicapa viridis
Terpsiphone granti
Terpsiphone perspicillata
Terpsiphone poliothorax
Terpsiphone suahelica



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