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Flycatcher


Flycatcher a group of passerine songbirds of the Old World and Australasia. Most species are small (up to about 23 cm) with long tails and large eyes, and rather short legs and prefer to live in wooded areas. Those that catch insects when flying have broad bills, while those that pick insects from the ground have thin bills. There are 155 species of flycatchers worldwide; Bangladesh has 15 species, of which 8 are migratory.

Asian Brown Flycatcher
Snowy-browed Flycatcher
Ultramarine Flycatcher
Taiga Flycatcher

The resident flycatchers are Black-naped Monarch (Black-naped Flycatcher), White-throated Fantail (White-throated Fantail Flycatcher), White-browed Fantail (White-browed Fantail Flycatcher), Yellow-bellied Fantail (Yellow-bellied Fantail Flycatcher), Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Paradise Flycatcher), Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (Grey-headed Flycatcher) and Pale-chinned Flycatcher (Brooks's Flycatcher).

The migratory flycatchers are Blue-throated Flycatcher, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Verditer Flycatcher, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Red-throated Flycatcher (Red-breasted Flycatcher), Sapphire Flycatcher (Sapphire-headed Flycatcher), Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher and Ultramarine Flycatcher (White-browned Blue Flycatcher). [Md. Anwarul Islam]

See also flowerpecker; sunbird.