Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 294 - Lemon-Bellied Flycatcher / Lemon-Bellied Flyrobin

I only have time for a brief post this week - too much life happening!

This bird is a Microeca flavigaster (I hope!).  I have gone with the scientific name first this week as this bird seems to have at least three common names, the most common of which are Lemon-Bellied Flycatcher and Lemon-Bellied Flyrobin.  The most recent Australian bird guid suggest that this bird poses a number of identification problems due to the number of sub-species.

I believe that trying to work out the sub-species of this individual may be a road that leads to madness.  I will not travel that road!

The two pictures were taken outside the Mamukala Bird Hide, in the Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory.



With luck I will have time for a rather more expansive post next week!

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27 comments:

  1. Hi Stewart. Where would we be without the scientists telling us what we are looking at? Anyway they will change their minds in a month or two. Go take a rest now from all those jobs you have to do.

    Thanks for the link-up.

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  2. Hari OM
    Well, at least the lemon belly cannot be disputed! What a pretty wee thing. YAM xx

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  3. A rose by any other name................

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  4. Beautiful little bird! Nice photos!

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  5. Great photos of a nice little bird whatever the common name.

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  6. South Africa have changed a number of their bird names which I find very confusing. Having several different names is also confusing! Whatever it is it really is very cute. Cheers Diane

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  7. That's an interesting bird! I would just enjoy watching and photographing the birds no matter the sub-species' names.
    Thanks for hosting this week again. (Linking up my Winter Birding 1....)

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  8. Such an unassuming little bird to be the center of a controversy! The world would be so much less interesting without splitters and lumpers!

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  9. Sometimes life happening is good...but, too much..... not always ....

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  10. Lovely littel bird! Happy new week!

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  11. Great photos of a beautiful bird Stewart.

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  12. Hello Stewart!:) A lovely Lemon Bellied Flycatcher,...sweet little bird.

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  13. Cute little bird..well camouflaged..I had a hard time finding him..a bird by any other name.....

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  14. sweet little bird, I like the soft colors!

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  15. Beautiful little bird, Lemon Bellied Flycatcher. I have never seen this bird before.
    Stewart, you took wonderful photographs of this little beauty.

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  16. It is such a stunning little bird!

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  17. A very pretty little bird!

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  18. He does look like a flycatcher ... but where's your commitment? You don't want to chase down his every subspecies? I would like to know what they are, Ha! Our flycatchers live in the wooded areas and are more often heard than seen, so you are lucky, as far as I am concerned, to have seen this one little fellow. FYI, it is officially my birthday now, as I write this, and I am off to work with the raptors ... that is a nice way to celebrate. Have a great week, Stewart :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  19. What a darling, little gem, Stewart!!!....:)JP

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  20. Love the yellow color on this bird, it's so cheery looking.

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  21. Stewart, new bird for us. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. This looks like one of our myarchis species.....fascinating!

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  23. A quietly pretty little bird!

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  24. I'm afraid at that point I'd just go with 'a pretty perching bird'. It is definitely that.

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