The Shining Flycatcher is one of the most recognizable birds of the Wet Tropics. The brilliant glossy plumage of the male contrasts deeply with the drab chestnut and white of his mate and as the birds usually travel in pairs it’s a case of find one, find the other shortly after. They inhabit mangroves and along creeks in rainforest and remain uncommon locally but may be seen along the Hull River or Sth Maria creek. Listen for the distinctive frog like calls, watch areas of overhang across the water and you’ll soon find your birds.
Professor Birdbrain is due to depart these shores and travel to Peru for yet another grand birding adventure so this will be the last blog in the current series.
May I take the space to thank all readers, all who have posed questions and wish you all good birding, good luck and good health.
Good luck and good birding
Adrian Walker aka Professor Birdbrain
Adrian’s book – Birds of Mission Beach and environs is available through the Mission Beach Visitor Centre at $5.00 plus postage. To purchase call on 07 4068 7099 or email email@example.com