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Broad-billed Flycatcher

(Myiagra ruficollis)
Size: 14-16 cm
Weight: 10-14 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Broad-billed Flycatcher at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "mimikae"

ADULT

MALE

Lateral view of a male Broad-billed Flycatcher with its crest erected (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kulaluk, Darwin, NT, April 2013]

Lateral view of a male Broad-billed Flycatcher
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Broad-billed Flycatcher; note the graduated tail feathers, which are diagnostic and help to separate this species from the female Leaden Flycatcher (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Kulaluk, Darwin, NT, April 2013]

Frontal view of a female Broad-billed Flycatcher; note the characteristic light-grey frontal band above the bill, from eye to eye, which is typical of females in the Top End of the NT and the Kimberley (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Rapid Creek, Darwin, NT, Ocotober 2018]

Frontal/ventral view of a female Broad-billed Flycatcher (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Rapid Creek, Darwin, NT, Ocotober 2018]

Lateral view of a female Broad-billed Flycatcher (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[East Point, Darwin, NT, December 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a female Broad-billed Flycatcher (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Rapid Creek, Darwin, NT, Ocotober 2018]

What? You looking at me?! (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Rapid Creek, Darwin, NT, Ocotober 2018]

This ventral view of a female Broad-billed Flycatcher shows clearly the breadth of the bill
[East Point, Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Broad-billed Flycatcher (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Fogg Dam CR, NT, May 2018]

Close-up lateral view of a Broad-billed Flycatcher (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Fogg Dam CR, NT, May 2018]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a juvenile Broad-billed Flycatcher; note the inconspicuous lores and the rufous-brown flight feathers
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Fogg Dam CR, NT, July 2018]

Lateral view of a juvenile Broad-billed Flycatcher; here one can see the typical shape of the bill
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Fogg Dam CR, NT, July 2018]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

brbflyc_pb_20181006.m4a mimikae
(Darwin, NT)
Contact calls(?), female © PB

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