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Broad-billed Flycatcher

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

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Broad-billed Flycatcher at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "mimikae"



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]

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]


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


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_20140819.mp3 mimikae
(Darwin, NT)
Contact call © MD
brbflyc_20140819_2.mp3 mimikae
(Darwin, NT)
Contact calls © MD
brbflyc_20140819_4.mp3 mimikae
(Darwin, NT)
(Hunting) © MD
brbflyc_20140819_5.mp3 mimikae
(Darwin, NT)
? © MD

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