No.418 Japanese Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata

L=‰44.5cm
   Š17.5cm

Rank : 3
Summer Visitor
A highly polular long-tailed flycatcher with its unique three-syllable chitter followed by fast, whistling hoy-hoy-hoy. The object of our summer bird research, the speciesf observation number is smaller than that of Black-and-white Flycatcher and Narcissus Flycatcher. This may be because of its habitat in darkish woods. The first sighting of the species in Asakawa River basin every year is usually the beginning of May, somewhat later than Blue-and-white Flycatcher.
The Japanese name of the species gSanko-choh derives from the first part of its song tsuki-hi-hoshi hoy-hoy-hoy. The Japanese words tsuki-hi-hoshi means gmoon-sun-starh, hence the birdfs Japanese name gSanko-cho,h meaning gthree-light bird.h To the writerfs ears, its song doesnft sound like tsuki-hi-hoshi, though.
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