Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Monarchidae (Monarch-flycatchers)
Amur Paradise-flycatcher
Terpsiphone incei
阿穆尔寿带
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Taxonomy update for 2015
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is split into three
species, with Amur Paradise-Flycatcher breeding in eastern China, Kamchatka, and Japan, Blyth’s Paradise-Flycatcher widely in Southeast
Asia from S China, Myanmar, and Indochina to Indonesia, and Indian Paradise-Flycatcher in Afghanistan and Pakistan to Bangladesh, including
Sri Lanka and India south of the Himalayas.

All three taxa migrate through Thailand and winter in Malaysia.
This species will be particularly complicated to assign in eBird.
We also have the option Japanese/Amur Paradise-Flycatcher,
which should be used in eBird to apply to all four species
including Indian Paradise-Flycatcher and Blyth’s Paradise-Flycatcher (essentially, a “paradise-flycatcher sp.” for Asia). We will update
this species name in 2016. Until then we encourage careful
documentation of paradise-flycatchers on migration and wintering
grounds in Asia :
- Amur Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone incei)
- Blyth’s Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone affinis)
- Indian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)

    Size : 20 cm (excluding male’s elongated central rectrices, 
             which may project up to 30 cm beyond others); 20–22 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Monotypic. (Gould, 1852)
    – Breeds C, E & NE China, Russian Far East (S Ussuriland) and N Korea;
    non-breeding mainly SE Asia.

Date : 25 April 2016
Location : Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Sungai Dua, 
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

Date : 28 April 2016
Location : Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Sungai Dua, 
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

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