Fairy of the Indian Forests
This is a very interesting plumage of the Indian Paradise Flycatcher known as the the Moulting Morph . We generally find the main two morphs that is the bright white Morph and the rufous morph but this particular plumage is unique and not commonly seen. They are native to the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and Myanmar.Males have elongated central tail feathers, and a black and rufous plumage in some populations, while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. Indian paradise flycatchers feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree.The Indian paradise flycatcher is a noisy bird uttering sharp skreek calls. It sits very upright whilst perched prominently, like a shrike. It is insectivorous and hunts in flight in the understorey. In the afternoons, it dives from perches to bathe in small pools of water.