Asian Paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is the most beautiful flycatcher found in this part of the world with a long tail and a glossy black head with black crown and a crest. Adult males are either predominantly bright rufous above or predominantly white.
Asian Paradise flycatchers are noisy birds uttering sharp ‘skreek’ calls. In the afternoons during summers they dive from perches to bathe in small pools of water – a not-to-miss thing for birders and photographers. April-May is their breeding season and usually they are spotted in pairs. With their long tail, they often fly in wavy patterns.
There are around 14 species of paradise flycatchers – Asian Paradise flycatcher is one among them.
The Rusty-tailed Flycatcher ( Muscicapa ruficauda) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family and usually seen in the foothills of the Himalayas.