Flycatcher ID help

Subject: Flycatcher ID help
From: Graeme Chapman <>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 15:40:31 +1100
Hello Joseph,

The first of your pics is remarkably good for a hand-held digiscope setup.

Martin is correct - the lack of pale lores and the even length rectrices make 
it a Leaden Flycatcher - Broad -bills have graduated tail feathers and pale 

The heavily tumoured gape make it a very young bird. An ideal diagnostic 
picture would have been with the bird front-on and we would have seen the 
central rectrices which are all white in the Broad-billed.

There's a good range of pictures dealing with this issue on my website -


Graeme Chapman
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