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Taiga or Red-breasted Flycatcher? Pakistan (1 Viewer)

Himalaya

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Bird in moult taken in Islamabad. Not sure of exact date. Will find that out soon. I think it is red breasted as there is a hint of grey on the head...

Must add the first bird is a different bird by a different person and that is Red-breasted Flycatcher almost certainly?
 

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Himalaya

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First is same bird as above.....the second looks different... ...the female is Red-breasted ?


Thanks in advance
 

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Grahame Walbridge

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The photos were taken in April - could a second summer Red Breasted Flycatcher male be ruled out?

2cy (1s) male Red-breasted Flycatchers typically look like females, but exceptionally can show dull, yellow-orange, usually limited to the throat. They do not normally attain the orange-red breast until 3cy (2s).

Male Taiga attains adult male plumage in its 2cy (1s).

BTW, where were the images taken? All in Apr?

Grahame
 
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