Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

This was my second day by this nest, and I was able to get even closer without disturbing her. This female Seychelles paradise flycatcher was in the final stages of nest building whilst the male was fending off competitors. In a few days she will be nest-locked with her precious eggs. A brief time of silence and anticipation before the eggs hatch.

The species was not long ago critically endangered due to its endemism and habitat loss, existing only on La Digue and very few other islands in the archipelago. Fortunately the species has been successfully relocated to other islands where they have bred successfully. Now it’s “just” a vulnerable species.

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)|

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina)

It sounds like this:


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