Restless Flycatcher

Also known colloquially as Scissors Grinder, Girl Grinder, or Dishwasher on account of its unusual call,

The Restless Flycatcher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The following is a photograph of a Restless Flycatcher at the Broome Bird Observatory in November 2002. More

Another common name for the Restless Flycatcher is 'Scissors Grinder', for its rasping or hissing call when hovering. More

A Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta), photographed in Kamarooka Forest. EXIF: Canon EOS 50D : 1/125 sec : f/5.6 : 400 mm : ISO 200 Categories: - The Photoblogging Resource View My Profile Birding Top 500 Counter VFXY Photos Vazaar photo blogs, top photoblogs 3759018 visitors | 1000 photos | RSS 2. More

Restless flycatcher in flight Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Monarchidae Genus: Myiagra Species: M. More

The Restless Flycatcher has a glossy blue-black head, with a small crest, and is white below, from the chin to the undertail, with a blue-black bill surrounded by bristles. The back, wings and tail are darker grey and there may be a slight orange brown tint on the breast. Young birds are duller grey black above, with the throat and breast washed orange-brown. More

The Restless Flycatcher is one of many species under threat of extinction in the Mt Lofty Ranges Photo by Lynn Pedler Copyright More

Restless FlycatcherThe Restless Flycatcher Myiagra inquieta is a passerine bird. It was previously classified with the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae, but the paradise flycatchers, monarch flycatchers and Australasian fantails are now normally grouped with the drongos in the family Dicruridae, which has most of its members in Australasia and tropical southern Asia. Distribution / Range The Restless Flycatcher is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea. More

The Restless Flycatcher is an extremely mobile and active bird and is able to hover while feeding, uttering a grinding call that gives it yet another common name: Scissors Grinder. Similar species The Restless Flycatcher is often found in the same habitats as the similarly sized and patterned Willie Wagtail. More

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Restless Flycatcher hunting from a washing line (click on image for larger version) Lateral view of a Restless Flycatcher with almost entirely white frontal plumage (click on image for larger version) The same bird as above, now with a clear view of its bill from above (click on image for larger version) Lateral view of a male Restless Flycatcher; one can see clearly the glossy blue-black feathers on its back; More

Restless Flycatcher in flight Image by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos - GNU Free Documentation License. Amazon. More

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Original source: Brett Donald
Author: Brett Donald
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Monarchidae
Genus : Myiagra
Species : inquieta
Authority : (Latham, 1801)