Black and Orange

Dec 01 2011
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The Black-and-Orange Flycatcher (Ficedula nigrorufa) is a species of flycatcher that is endemic to the Western Ghats, Nilgiris and Palani hills in South India. The bird is typically found in high-elevation plateaus, preferring areas with undergrowth and leaf litter.

This female bird was photographed at Eravikulam National Park near Munnar, Kerala. She was very actively looking for food, typically hunting at ground level or slightly above. There would be a burst of activity and then she would suddenly disappear (probably to her nest). And then she would return after a few minutes and start hunting.

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