African Paradise Flycatcher

Terpsiphone viridis

The African Paradise Flycatcher is a common resident breeder in Africa, south of the Sahara Desert. The male’s streamer-like tail feathers, chestnut-coloured wings and blue body make it South Africa’s most exquisite flycatcher.

They are common across much of South Africa, and can be found in riparian forests, open woodland, orchards and gardens with plenty of trees.


African Paradise Flycatcher / Hluluwe Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / April 2019 African Paradise Flycatcher / Hluluwe Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / April 2019 African Paradise Flycatcher / Hluluwe Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / April 2019 African Paradise Flycatcher / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 06 January 2015 African Paradise Flycatcher / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 06 January 2015 African Paradise Flycatcher / Ocean View, South Coast, KZN, South Africa African Paradise Flycatcher / Hluluwe Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / April 2019 African Paradise Flycatcher / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 06 January 2015 African Paradise Flycatcher – male / Lake Sibaya, South Africa African Paradise Flycatcher – female / Magaliesberg, South Africa African Paradise Flycatcher (White Morph) / El Karama, Nanyuki, Kenya African Paradise Flycatcher / Umdoni Forest, South Africa
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