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The '''Narcissus Flycatcher''' (''Ficedula narcissina'') is an Old World [[flycatcher]].
 
==Other names==
 
==Other names==
   
 
==Description==
 
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The flycatcher is 13 cm exactly in length.
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It is described to being a short and plump flycatcher. Males have black upperparts (including crown, forehead, nape, back, scapulars, and flight feathers); however, they possess a broad yellow eyebrow stripe that extends above ear-coverts. Possesses a bright yellow rump and uppertail-coverts as well as a clear white shoulder patch. Chin, throat, upperbreast are all yellow while lower breast and belly is white.
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Females have a dull olive-brown plumage with a whitish chin and throat. Is faintly streaked and has diffused spotting and a darker breastband. Has a narrow white eye-ring. Bill is black and legs are grey.<ref name="PizzeyBirds"/>
 
===Similar species===
 
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Females of the species are difficult to separate from a range of Old World flycatchers and [[Warbler|warbler]] vagrants to north [[Australia]]. Bears similarities to female [[Blue-and-white Flycatcher]].{{PizzeyBirds}}
 
==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
 
===Diet===
 
===Diet===
 
===Calls===
 
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Usually silent away from breeding areas.{{PizzeyBirds}}
 
===Reproduction===
 
===Reproduction===
 
==Distribution/habitat==
 
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Often found in mid-storey and understorey of woodland, forest, and mangroves. Breeds in [[Japan]] and Kurile Islands; however, migrates to Indochina, [[Philippines]], [[Greater Sundas]].{{PizzeyBirds}}
 
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Revision as of 05:21, April 1, 2014

The Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina) is an Old World flycatcher.

Other names

Description

The flycatcher is 13 cm exactly in length.

It is described to being a short and plump flycatcher. Males have black upperparts (including crown, forehead, nape, back, scapulars, and flight feathers); however, they possess a broad yellow eyebrow stripe that extends above ear-coverts. Possesses a bright yellow rump and uppertail-coverts as well as a clear white shoulder patch. Chin, throat, upperbreast are all yellow while lower breast and belly is white.

Females have a dull olive-brown plumage with a whitish chin and throat. Is faintly streaked and has diffused spotting and a darker breastband. Has a narrow white eye-ring. Bill is black and legs are grey.[1]

Similar species

Females of the species are difficult to separate from a range of Old World flycatchers and warbler vagrants to north Australia. Bears similarities to female Blue-and-white Flycatcher.[1]

Behaviour

Diet

Calls

Usually silent away from breeding areas.[1]

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

Often found in mid-storey and understorey of woodland, forest, and mangroves. Breeds in Japan and Kurile Islands; however, migrates to Indochina, Philippines, Greater Sundas.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Pizzey, Graham (2012). The Field Guide To The Birds Of Australia. HarperCollinsPublishers. ISBN 9780732291938. 

External links

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