(Last Updated on : 07/06/2013)
The Asian Paradise-flycatcher is also known as the Common Paradise- flycatcher. It is a medium sized passerine bird. They are found in southern India and also in Srilanka. This species is found in dense forests and other wooded habitats. In a normal clutch it lays three to four eggs in a cup nest in a tree. The grown up male Asian Paradise- flycatcher is nearly twenty centimeters in length but with the long tail streamers it becomes double the size. It has a black crested head while the upper parts are chestnut in colour and the lower parts are pale grey in colour. The female Asian Paradise flycatcher is similar to the chestnut male and has a grey throat with a smaller crest and lacks the tail streamers.
The Asian Paradise flycatcher is a clamorous bird with a sharp sweet call. It has short legs and sits upright while resting like a shrike. The Asian Paradise flycatcher is insectivorous and often hunts flies.