Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Verditer Flycatcher: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Verditer Flycatcher is spread throughout Southeast Asia, Indian Subcontinent, and in the lower Himalaya; it is also found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. It is mostly found foraging on high canopies and interestingly on power lines as I found it on Doi Ang Kang.

The kind of blue colour is fantastic and the black streak on the eyes across the brow has also added an interesting look. I enjoyed watching this bird as it returned on the line every time it caught something. At the place where we found it was a road going up Doi Ang Kang and it was a dangerous place to be birding as it was steep up there, vehicles can be fast going down and very slow going up and to setup a tripod on the side of the road must require extreme attention to safety or else have somebody spot for vehicles going up and down.

Doi Ang Kang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
April 18, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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