The bewitching flycatcher

The Jacky Winter or Brown Flycatcher is a favourite that has appeared regularly on this blog.

They are locally resident, found most commonly on the edges of remnant bush, but sometimes straying out into open country. Their generic name Microeca, is derived from the Greek micros, small, and oikos, house – on account of the tiny shallow nest that they build. The specific epithet fascinans is from the Latin fascinare meaning ‘to bewitch’ … apt indeed!

JackyWinter

Jacky Winter, Cemetery Road Newstead, 22nd July 2015.

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Note the white edge to the outer tail feathers.

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Barbed wire and perfection.

One response to “The bewitching flycatcher

  1. Virginia Henry

    Jacky Winter: a cousin of one of your favourites?

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