Monarchs, Paradise-flycatcher and Flycatchers

Black-naped Monarch-1
Black-naped Monarch-1

Photographed in the Makandawa Forest Reserve, Kithulgala.

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Black-naped Monarch-2
Black-naped Monarch-2

Photographed in the Makandawa Forest Reserve, Kithulgala.

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Black-naped Monarch-1
Black-naped Monarch-1

Photographed in the Makandawa Forest Reserve, Kithulgala.

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

Photographed in the Makandawa Forest Reserve, Kithulgala, I was unable to achieve a good focus as it flew off very quickly. Hopefully, I will come across them again.

 
Asian Paradise Flycatcher-4
Asian Paradise Flycatcher-4

Photographed in the outskirts of Kalkudha.

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher-1
Asian Paradise Flycatcher-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Rathnapura.

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher-16
Asian Paradise Flycatcher-16

Photographed in the outskirts of Bulathsinhala.

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher-4
Asian Paradise Flycatcher-4

Photographed in the outskirts of Kalkudha.

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher
(සුදු රෙදි හොරා)
Terpsiphone paradisi

This amazingly beautiful bird comes in 2 different colours. This collection of images is from different parts of the country and of both colours. An amazingly talented flyer, it catches insects on the fly like its the easiest thing to do.

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

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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

Photographed in the outskirts of Bulathsinhala.

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

Photographed in the outskirts of Galoya National Park.

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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.

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

Photographed at Haggala Gardens.

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Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-8
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher-8

Photographed in the outskirts of Mandaramnuwara.

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

Photographed in the outskirts of Mandaramnuwara.

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Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher / Grey-headed 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 8 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-7
Dull-blue Flycatcher-7

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

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

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

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

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

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Dull-blue Flycatcher-7
Dull-blue Flycatcher-7

Photographed in Horton Plains National Park.

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Dull-blue Flycatcher / Dusky-blue Flycatcher
(ශ්‍රි ලංකා නීලන්-මැසිමාරා)
Eumyias sordidus

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.

 
Brown-breasted Flycatcher-7
Brown-breasted Flycatcher-7

Photographed in the outskirts of Rathnapura.

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Brown-breasted Flycatcher-1
Brown-breasted Flycatcher-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Rathnapura.

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Brown-breasted Flycatcher-8
Brown-breasted Flycatcher-8

Photographed in the outskirts of Kithulgala.

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Brown-breasted Flycatcher-7
Brown-breasted Flycatcher-7

Photographed in the outskirts of Rathnapura.

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Brown-breasted Flycatcher / Layard’s Flycatcher (ළය-බොර මැසිමාරා)
Muscicapa muttui

Based on the all pale lower mandible, I believe these are Brown-breasted Flycatchers. First 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 8 is from the outskirts of Kithulgala near the 'Manna Kathi Ella'.

 
Asian Brown Flycatcher-1
Asian Brown Flycatcher-1

Photographed in the Sinharaja rain forest.

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Asian Brown Flycatcher-2
Asian Brown Flycatcher-2

Photographed in the Sinharaja rain forest.

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Asian Brown Flycatcher-1
Asian Brown Flycatcher-1

Photographed in the Sinharaja rain forest.

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Asian Brown Flycatcher / Brown Flycatcher
(ආසියා බොර මැසිමාරා)
Muscicapa latirostris

Based on the dark-tipped pale lower mandible, I believe this one is an Asian Brown-Flycatcher. He was photographed at the entrance to Sinharaja Rain Forest from the Kalawana side.

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

Photographed in the outskirts of Kegalle.

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

Photographed in the outskirts of Kegalle.

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

Photographed in the outskirts of Kegalle.

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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
 
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Blue-and-White Flycatcher
Cyanoptila cyanomelana

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Vagrant species