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African Paradise Flycatcher
This is a young male. Adult breeding males show more of a crest, have a bright blue orbital eyering, an electric blue upper mandible and very long ribbon streamers to the tail. Females resemble young males but usually lack white wingbars and show no real evidence of tail streamers.
This guy's tail was only starting to show the extensions.
Habitat
Savanna woodland
Location
Makasutu, The Gambia
Date taken
6/12/09
Scientific name
Terpsiphone viridis
Equipment used
Canon 7D + 500mm IS lens + 1.4x TC + tripod
brilliant capture of this fantastic bird, it is one of the most beautiful birds of western Arabia, but i have not seen one yet, although there are some reports of it in Jeddah gardens.

thanks Steve for this marvelous shot and great info.
 

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