Scientific Name: Terpsiphone paradisi
Malay Name: Murai-Gading India
Chinese Name: 印度寿带
Range: Found from northern Afghanistan, Pakistan, western China, Indian subcontinent, Nepal, central Bangladesh, south-western Myanmar to Sri Lanka with some populations known to winter south to Sri Lanka.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: leucogaster, paradisi, ceylonensis.
Identification: All ages, sexes and morph types resemble Blyth's Paradise Flycatcher and Amur Paradise Flycatcher but can be easily separated from these similar looking species by its long, pointed and fully erected crest.
Habitat: Inhabit thick forests and well-wooded habitats in its breeding range.
Behaviour/Ecology: Feed on a variety of insects taken in sallies from a perch or snatched as they flush. Usually forage high up the canopy.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2019)
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Indian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2019). Terpsiphone paradisi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T103715992A155628184.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Indian Paradise Flycatcher. Retrieved on December 4, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/indian-paradise-flycatcher.