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:

Phil Slade said...

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.

Yamini MacLean said...

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

David Gascoigne said...

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

Brian King said...

Beautiful little bird! Nice photos!

Marie Smith said...

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

Rhodesia said...

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

Charlene N.K. said...

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....)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

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

BumbleVee said...

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

Ranten said...

Lovely littel bird! Happy new week!

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird Stewart.

Breathtaking said...

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

Missy George said...

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

Nora said...

sweet little bird, I like the soft colors!

Kaya said...

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

Lady Fi said...

Sweet shot. Enjoy life!

A Colorful World said...

It is such a stunning little bird!

Lea said...

A very pretty little bird!

Andrea Priebe said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Are you making up words/names?

JP A Quiet Corner said...

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

Ida said...

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

photodoug said...

Stewart, new bird for us. Thanks for sharing.

Chris Rohrer said...

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

Beth said...

A quietly pretty little bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

italiafinlandia said...

What delicate colours...!