Nicobar Jungle Flycatcher
Nicobar Jungle Flycatcher Rhinomyias nicobaricus
- Rhinomyias : Greek word rhis- nose;. Latin word myias- flycatcher
- Nicobaricus : From Nicobar Island, India
Distribution in India: Resident in Nicobar and Great Nicobar Island in India
Description: Size of 14–15 cm. It is a medium-sized to large, plump brownish flycatcher with long hook-tipped bill and short rounded wings. The adult has plain brown head with pale buffish or tawny eyering and supraloral line and pale fulvous-brown cheeks. The upperparts are brown, rufous edgings on rump and tail feathers, rufous edgings on slightly darker brown flight-feathers. The chin and throat are white, breast is brown with darker barring, flanks are paler brown, rest of underparts are white except buff or peachy undertail-coverts and underwing-coverts. The iris is dark brown; bill is blackish, mandible is yellowish; legs are pinkish. The sexes are alike in plumage; female on average is smaller than male. The juvenile is similar to adult, but has buff feather tips on upperpart.
Habitat: It is found in forest and forest edge, both primary and secondary, and dense bushes and thickets.
Food Habits: It eats insects. It is usually solitary. It forages in lower canopy and bushes and lower levels of forest trees and also on ground.
Breeding Habits: No information