Verdict Flycatcher

Verdict Flycatcher is named after its distinctive shade of copper-sulphate blue and has a dark patch between the eyes and above the bill base. The adult males are intense blue on all areas of the body, except for the black eye-patch and grey vent. Adult females and sub-adults are lighter blue. Nest is built by both sexes, a large open cup of green moss, conifer needles, grass and leaves, placed in hole or crevice in tree trunk. Common throughout Himalayas, and common in much of SE Asia. Usually lives solitary or in pairs, occasionally several pairs occupying same area of open forest. This image was shot in Sattal, Uttarakhand.  

June 30, 2019

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