Indian Paradise-Flycatcher

Scientific Name: Terpsiphone paradisi
Common Name: Indian Paradise-flycatcher

Identifying Features: Males with elongated central tail feathers, females short-tailed, rufous wings, black head, black crown and crest, white underparts, black bill

Fun Facts:

  • This bird is mentioned in Satyajit Ray created detective-sleuth Feluda’s 2 stories Chinnamastar Abhishap and Jahangirer Swarnamudra.
  • Being socially monogamous, both male and female take part in nest-building, incubation, brooding and feeding of the young.


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  1. Avinash Gowda

    this bird had his near my home

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