Broad-billed Flycatcher

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The Broad-billed 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 Broad-billed Flycatcher are similar in colouring, but lighter and less glossy, to the female Leaden Flycatcher. They differ by having a broader, wide-based bill and a brighter orange on the chest; this species is also found only in far northern tropical habitats. The very similar (and sexually dimorphic) Satin Flycatcher has females and young birds that tend to be darker above, while the males have more glossy heads and chests and a darker chest, wings and tail. More

The Broad-billed Flycatcher (Myiagra ruficollis) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. Search Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Myiagra ruficollis References - * BirdLife International 2004. Myiagra ruficollis. More

Distinguishing Broad-billed Flycatchers from Leadens is not easy - Leaden Flycatchers are quite common birds in mangroves, particularly in eastern Queensland where some people even try to make the males into Satin Flycatchers! The trouble stems from the existing field guides where most of the illustrations are inadequate. The only plate correctly showing the three Myiagras is plate 96 in HANZAB. More

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Family : Monarchidae
Genus : Myiagra
Species : ruficollis
Authority : (Vieillot, 1818)