We find that this Asian Brown Flycatcher is really hard to catch because it’s small and brown 😛 But we love its adorable beak and huge eyes!
Description: The Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) is the commonest flycatcher in Singapore. It has a rather plain plumage – brown all over, except the pale underparts. Juvenile birds have scaly brown upperparts. Its head is so large in proportion to its body that sometimes it seems like a round ball of fluff with a beak! You can spot it in forests and gardens.
Status: Common winter visitor.
Diet: Insects in general
Fun fact: It breeds in Japan, Siberia and the Himalayas and winters in tropical Southern Asia – that’s a really long way to fly!
28th October 2015
This flycatcher really looks like a puffball on a stick.
17th March 2015
Look at its puffy feathers!
Carefully preening its tiny wing.
5th February 2015
I can still hear you…
11th January 2015
We decided to take a walk around the nearby neighbourhood, and just across the road we spotted someone small moving in a tree: this little bird!
It looks like it has bits of food stuck to its beak. We’re not sure what those black bits are :O
After warily watching us taking lots of pictures like paparazzi, the flycatcher decided to ignore us and… went to sleep :3
1st December 2014
Our first ever sighting of this bird! Isn’t it adorable? :3