Swinging Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)   2 comments

Swinging Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)

This small and pretty bird is actually a common occurrence in and around Bangalore. They are pretty bold too. So if one is patient one could get fantastic keeper shots of these birds.

Interestingly, I have also observed that many pretty birds that I have photographed have a orange and blue combination be it the India Blue Robin, Blue Caped Rock Thrush, the Orange headed thrush or the Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher as in the present case. Mother nature seems to love this combination.

The other interesting fact about these birds is the fact that they are named after British ornithologist Samuel Tickell, who incidentally was born in the same town as I. We share our birthplace to a small town called Cuttack in the Eastern state of Orissa in India.

Coming back to the bird, these are insectivorous birds and the females are distinguished from the males by their duller blue colouration. They are classified as Least Concern as per IUCN classification.

2 responses to “Swinging Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)

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  1. Nice shot Amit bhai.. love the starlight effect in the eye.

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