Verditer Flycatcher


Hindi name: Morgala patena

Verditer flycatcher is widespread in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

 How does the bird appear…

As name suggests it is Verditer (a light blue or bluish-green pigment, typically prepared by adding chalk or whiting to a solution of copper nitrate) in colour. It has a dark patch between the eyes and above the bill base. Adult male is intense blue while female and sub-adult are lighter blue.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It inhabits open forest and fruit garden.


It forages above the canopy level and perches on electric wires or exposed tree top branches, which is interesting amongst flycatchers. It feeds on insects.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds from April to July and nests in cavities.




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