SatinFlycatcher

April 10, 2017 – Satin Flycatcher (Myiagra cyanoleuca)

These flycatchers are found in eastern Australia and northern and eastern New Guinea. They eat mostly insects and other invertebrates, catching them in flight. Small family groups may forage together in dry open forests. Nesting in loose colonies of up to five pairs, males and females build cup-shaped nests of grass, bark, moss, spiderwebs, and lichen. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks. The nests are sometimes parasitized by several species of cuckoo.

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