GS Soh was at Singapore’s Chinese Garden on 13th September 2009 when he photographed a male Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia). There was a female accompanying him.
“They were happy to greet me with a dance performance and at the same time feasting on the food available in the garden. He was brave – standing 15 feet away from me looking curiously at my big big “eyes” – my 5″ diameter lense, of course. His wife was shy – hiding behind the leaves most of the time. She appeared on few occasions…”
This flycatcher is a common winter visitor and passage migrant that breeds in Eastern Russia, Mongolia, North China and Korea. Besides Singapore, it also winters in Peninsular Malaysia and as far slouth as Sumatra and Java.
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