Japanese paradise flycatcher

Japanese paradise flycatcher

Terpsiphone atrocaudata

The Japanese paradise flycatcher, also called the black paradise flycatcher, is a medium-sized passerine bird native to southeastern Asia. It is a glossy black, chestnut and white bird, slightly smaller than either the Amur paradise flycatcher or Blyth's paradise flycatcher, but similar in appearance. Males have exceptionally long tails. Females are generally duller in appearance and have shorter tails. It is a migratory species, breeding in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the far north of the Philippines. Outside the breeding season it migrates to China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, other parts of the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition


1. Japanese paradise flycatcher Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_paradise_flycatcher
2. Japanese paradise flycatcher on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22707151/94108789
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/560515

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