Thursday, 10 February 2011

Here for the summer

Just like noisy tourists, these Satin Flycatchers, are often heard with their distinctive rasping call (described as a "queeark " by Peter Slater) before you see them. The males are handsome characters in their formal dress and like many of the flycatchers they have a habit of shivering their tail on a regular basis which helps with the identification. Typical of tourists, they like to follow the sun, so head north to spend winter in Northern Queensland or New Guinea.

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