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The Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia. Males have elongated central tail feathers, and in some populations a black and rufous plumage while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. They feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree.

With an extremely large range and a large population that appears to be stable, they have been evaluated as Least Concern by IUCN since 2004.[1]

In his first description of 1758, Carl von Linné nominated the species Corvus paradisi.[2] Paradise-flycatchers used to be classified with the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae, but are now placed in the family Monarchidae together with monarch flycatchers.[3][4]

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  • Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 171] (1053)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-05-30
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Canon 40D, 400mm F5.6L
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-31 1:34
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