Asian Paradise-flycatcher feeding on a dragonfly

This white ‘morph’ Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) was documented by Alfred Ng at Bidadari Park around noon on 16th October 2019 (below).

Photo: Alfred Ng.

A migratory bird that winters in tropical Asia, it usually arrives in Singapore from late September to early October.

Sim Chip Chye’s video clip below documented it feeding on a dragonfly after its long journey south… to fatten up before flying back north to its breeding grounds.

When in Singapore, it feeds mainly on small winged insects like flies, beetles, butterflies, praying mantis, grasshoppers, cicadas

Sim Chip Chye & Alfred Ng
17th October 2019


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