Yellow-rumped Flycatcher– breeding plumage 

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This migrant adult male Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia) was injured on its way back up north (East Russia/China) – had a concussion. Required some hours of rest and then was able to fly well again.

Some images of plumage while in hand. Note the breeding plumage that has developed – the throat and breast that are usually bright lemon-yellow have now become a strong orange-yellow.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Urban environment

Date: 16th March 2020

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED

 

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