Monarchs, Paradise-flycatcher and Flycatchers

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Black-naped Monarch
(කලු-ගෙලැසි රදමාරා)
Hypothymis azurea

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher-5
Asian Paradise Flycatcher-5

Photographed in the outskirts of Kalkudha.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher-1
Asian Paradise Flycatcher-1

Asian Paradise Flycatcher-9
Asian Paradise Flycatcher-9

Photographed in the outskirts of Galle.

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher-5

Photographed in the outskirts of Kalkudha.

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher
(සුදු රෙදි හොරා)
Terpsiphone paradisi

The first time I saw him, he got away so fast. I went the next day also to the same tree and waited hoping that he will show up. It was super fun when he did. Photo was taken with a point-and-shoot camera.

The Sri Lankan Paradise Flycatcher with a chestnut colour upper coat was first photographed at 'Bulathsinhala' near my ancestral home. A female was photographed at Rathnapura. I came across another male in Kotte area. (Image 8)

Images 5 to 7 of an Indian Paradise Flycatcher from the Valachena area. This one was expertly catching alates. 

 
White-browed Fantail-5
White-browed Fantail-5

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

White-browed Fantail-1
White-browed Fantail-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Bulathsinhala.

White-browed Fantail-13
White-browed Fantail-13

Photographed in the outskirts of Galoya National Park.

White-browed Fantail-5
White-browed Fantail-5

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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White-browed Fantail
(බම-සුදු පවන්පෙන්දා)
Rhipidura aureola

Image 1 and 2 as seen in the garden of my mother’s parents’ house in Horana. Such an active insect catcher. Photographed with my point-and-shoot.

Image 3 and 4 are from the outskirts of 'Bodinagala' forest reserve.

Image 5 and 6 are from Bundala. I came across one incubating eggs in a beautiful nest at Weeravila.

The last set of babies getting fed is from the outskirts of Galoya National Park. 

 
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-2
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Mandaramnuwara.

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-1
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-1

Photographed at Haggala Gardens.

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-6
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-6

Photographed in the outskirts of Mandaramnuwara.

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-2
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Mandaramnuwara.

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Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher
(අලුහිස් කහ-මැසිමාරා)
Culicicapa ceylonensis

This beauty was initially seen at Haggala Gardens. Such a pretty bird who can only be seen in the hills.

 

Images 2 to 6 are from the misty Mandaramnuwara on the foothills of the great Piduruthalagala mountain range. 

 
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Kashmir Flycatcher
(කාශ්මීර රත්-මැසිමාරා)
Ficedula subrubra

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Dull-blue Flycatcher-1
Dull-blue Flycatcher-1

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

Dull-blue Flycatcher-2
Dull-blue Flycatcher-2

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

Dull-blue Flycatcher-6
Dull-blue Flycatcher-6

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

Dull-blue Flycatcher-1
Dull-blue Flycatcher-1

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

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Dull-blue Flycatcher
(ශ්‍රි ලංකා නීලන්-මැසිමාරා)
Eumyias sordida

Photographed at Horton Plains National Park. I managed to take pictures of 2 different birds on the same day. What a unique beauty that lives exclusively above mid-hills of Sri Lanka.

 
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Brown-breasted Flycatcher
(ළය-බොර මැසිමාරා)
Muscicapa muttui

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Asian Brown Flycatcher-1
Asian Brown Flycatcher-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Rathnapura.

Asian Brown Flycatcher-2
Asian Brown Flycatcher-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Rathnapura.

Asian Brown Flycatcher-6
Asian Brown Flycatcher-6

Photographed at the Sinharaja Rain Forest.

Asian Brown Flycatcher-1
Asian Brown Flycatcher-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Rathnapura.

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Asian Brown Flycatcher
(ආසියා බොර මැසිමාරා)
Muscicapa dauurica

Seen at Rathnapura, this little cutie put on a brilliant show for me. He was flying around catching small insects so skillfully. He was quite inquisitive of me and came very close. A little bundle of energy. 

Image 6 is from Sinharaja Rain Forest.

 
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher-1
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Kegalle.

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher-2
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Kegalle.

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher-4
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher-4

Photographed in the outskirts of Kegalle.

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher-1
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Kegalle.

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Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
(ට්‍රිකෙල් නිල්-මැසිමාරා)
Cyornis tickelliae

Photographed in Kegalle, in my cousins front garden, this female Tickell's Blue Flycatcher was busy catching small insects among the trees. Seeing her made carrying the camera worthwhile although the purpose of the trip was not bird watching.

 
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Blue-throated Flycatcher
(නීලගල නිල්-මැසිමාරා)
Cyornis rubeculoides

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Yellow-rumped Flycatcher
(නිතඹ-කහ රත්-මැසිමාරා)
Ficedula zanthopygia

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Vagrant species