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Sapphire Flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ficedula strophiata
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Sapphire Flycatcher is a small passerine with noticeable sexual dimorphism (length 12 cm, weight 7.8 g, wing 6 cm, bill 1.3 cm, tarsus 1.7 cm, tail 4.7 cm approximately). The dominant colour of an adult male is blue. It has shiny-blue crown, rump and uppertail-coverts, bright blue nape, head edges, neck and lower rump and deep purplish-blue on the sides of the head and back. Its throat is orange and the belly and undertail-covert are white. It has a black line through the lore to the eye. The female looks olive-brown from above and whitish-fulvous from below. It has rufous uppertail-coverts and tail. Its chin, throat and breast are orange-rufous. It feeds mainly on flying insects. It breeds in April-June.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: markus lilje (www.inaturalist.org/people/markus lilje ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Niels Poul Dreyermore information, please contact us.